August 17, 2016

Data breach at pain clinic affects almost 900,000 people

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

Phoenix-based Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants sent notices to nearly 900,000 individuals, including patients, current and former employees, and providers, of a data breach after an unauthorized third party may have gained access to its computer systems in March, the August 15 Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review reports.

Information that may have been compromised includes:


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  • names of patients, providers, and health insurers
  • places of treatment and treatment codes
  • insurance ID numbers
  • Social Security numbers.

The pain clinic learned of the potential breach in June and hired a forensics firm to investigate the incident and notified law enforcement. 

 

An anesthesiology and pain clinic in Arizona is notifying patients and all current and former employees and providers that a third party may have gained unauthorized access to its computer systems. Phoenix-based Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants sent notices to approximately 882,590 individuals who may be affected by the security incident.

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