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USA: Health Share of Oregon notifies OCR of health data breach

Health Share of Oregon notified, on 5 February 2020, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ('OCR'), of a data breach affecting 654,362 of Health Share's members, which the OCR is now investigating. In addition, Health Share sent a letter, on 5 February 2020, outlining that personal information of its members, including names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, social security numbers, and Health Share ID numbers were exposed as a result of a theft of a laptop from one of its medical transportation members. Furthermore, Health Share noted that it is expanding annual audits with its contractors, enhancing training policies, and ensuring that all transmission of patient information is kept to the minimum necessary to perform required duties.

You can access details on the OCR notification here, and read Health Share's press release here