Misconfiguration Resulted in Exposure of the PHI of 65,000 Mobile Anesthesiologists Patients

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

Mobile Anesthesiologists has recently discovered a limited amount of patients’ protected health information (PHI) has been exposed due to a technical misconfiguration. The error was determined to have occurred prior to December 14, 2020, and made PHI such as names, health insurance information, date of service, medical procedure, and dates of birth publicly accessible.

An investigation into the error was concluded on January 28, 2021 and confirmed that the PHI of 65,403 individuals had been exposed. While the PHI could potentially have been accessed by unauthorized individuals, no evidence of unauthorized data access or PHI misuse was discovered. Affected individuals were notified by mail starting March 10, 2021.

Haven Behavioral Healthcare Announces Breach of Systems Containing Patient Data
Nashville, TN-based Haven Behavioral Healthcare has announced that unauthorized individuals gained access to parts of its network that contained the protected health information of patients. The breach was detected on or around September 27, 2020. An investigation was immediately launched, and third-party cybersecurity experts were engaged to determine the nature and scope of the breach.

The investigation revealed...

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