Data Breach

San Diego Hospital Data Breach Exposes Thousands

By on June 23, 2014 - Comments off

June 19, 2014 – Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California, has announced that the confidential health information of more than 20,000 patients was disclosed and released to unauthorized third parties. The breach reportedly occurred on June 6, 2014, when an employee from Rady Children’s Hospital emailed a spreadsheet containing patient names, dates of birth, diagnoses, admit/discharge dates, medical record numbers, and insurance carrier and claim information for 14,121 underage patients to a handful of job applicants. The applicants subsequently forwarded the document to two other unauthorized individuals. Read the rest »

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