VA breaches more numerous than we knew

Miami VA Healthcare System wasn’t the only VA center that experienced a breach involving paper records containing protected health information on January 19 of this year. According to OCR’s web site, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System also experienced a breach involving paper records:

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
State: Colorado
Approx. # of Individuals Affected: 649
Date of Breach: 1/19/10
Type of Breach: Improper Disposal
Location of Breached Information: Paper Records

These breach revelations, not reported in the media, and relatively small by some standards, come on the heels of other recent breaches involving the VA, some of which have gained Congress’s attention.

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