Two more newly revealed breaches
There are two newly revealed breaches on the HHS/OCR web site that were not previously reported in the media:
Laboratory Corporation of America/Dynacare Northwest, Inc.
Approx. # of Individuals Affected: 5,080
Date of Breach: 2/12/10
Type of Breach: Theft
Location of Breached Information: Laptop
Lee Memorial Health System
Approx. # of Individuals Affected: 3,800
Date of Breach: 1/29/10
Type of Breach: Other
Location of Breached Information: Paper Records
Of the new additions to the web site, two had been previously reported in the media. Of interest, the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada breach that was reported extensively in the media indicated that 5,103 individuals were affected, which is many more than the 21 face sheets the hospital had aware of via the media.
And of course, although we know that unsecured protected health information was involved, we do not know if any SSN or financial information was involved because although HHS collects that information, it doesn’t share it on its web site.