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Florida hospital reports breach affecting 82,000 patients
By Local 10 TV (Miami) | September 17, 2014
Aventura (Fla.) Hospital and Medical Center has reported a data breach affecting the personal information of 82,601 people. The breach is reported to have occurred between Sept. 1, 2012, and June 9, 2014, and is believed to be the result of a vendor's employee improperly accessing patient...

Temple physicians' office reports health-data breach
By Philadelphia Inquirer | September 12, 2014
An unencrypted desktop computer containing personal information on 3,780 patients was stolen during a break-in at a Temple University physicians' office in July, the university said in a statement. The computer, in the department of surgery, contained files with patient information that could be...

Hackers threaten healthcare industry’s patient records
By Boston Globe | September 08, 2014
The latest threat of identity theft might not come from retail stores or big banks, but your doctor’s office or local hospital. Criminals are stealing patient records to file fake insurance claims, obtain prescription medication, or sell Social Security numbers.

Chinese engineer charged with stealing trade secrets from GE Healthcare
By WTAQ Radio (Green Bay, Wis.) | September 08, 2014
An engineer from China who worked at GE Healthcare in Waukesha, Wis., has been criminally charged in federal court with stealing the company's trade secrets.

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Nearly 1 in 8 Americans have had medical records exposed in breaches
By Joseph Conn | September 08, 2014
The number of healthcare data breaches has risen significantly in recently weeks. A review of recent updates to the “wall of shame” breach notification list kept by the Office for Civil Rights at HHS reveals that this year, 95 breaches have compromised the healthcare records of nearly...

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Charities turn down money from remorseful Reddit users
By Modern Healthcare | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Apparently guilt-stricken users of the website Reddit are trying to donate money to good causes, but no one seems to want their cash.

Hackers break into
By Associated Press | September 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Obama administration says hackers breached, but no consumer information was taken in the attack on the health insurance website that serves more than 5 million Americans.

Texas health system notifies 10,000 patients of privacy breach
By KHOU-TV (Houston) | September 02, 2014
Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System announced that it is mailing letters to patients related to a privacy breach incident. Memorial Hermann officials said they recently learned that a now-former clinical employee accessed 10,604 patients' electronic health records outside of the employee's...

Class-action suit filed against CHS following breach
By Nashville Business Journal | August 26, 2014
Five Alabama residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against Brentwood, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems following last week's announcement that the nonmedical personal information of 4.5 million patients had been breached by Chinese hackers.

Records of more than 6,000 patients taken from California hospital
By Times of San Diego | August 25, 2014
The hospital records of approximately 6,500 patients were removed without authorization from the premises of Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., on Aug. 8, the hospital announced. A former employee took emergency department logs of patients who had been admitted to the hospital or...



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