by Hoala Greevy Founder CEO of Paubox
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ATI Holdings, LLC suffers HIPAA email breach

by Hoala Greevy Founder CEO of Paubox

Paubox HIPAA Email Breach

On March 12, 2018, ATI Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries submitted a HIPAA Email Breach to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Located in Bolingbrook, Illinois, the ATI Holdings, LLC email breach affected 35,136 individuals’ protected health information.

ATI Holdings, LLC is classified as a Healthcare Provider.

According to their press release:

What happened? On January 11, 2018, ATI discovered that certain employees’ direct deposit information was changed in our payroll platform. We took immediate steps to mitigate the impact of the incident, and also promptly initiated an internal investigation, with the assistance of third-party forensic investigators, to determine the nature and scope of the incident, including whether any sensitive information was affected. As part of this investigation, ATI recently determined that certain ATI employee email accounts were accessed without authorization between January 9, 2018 and January 12, 2018, and that certain types of patient information were included within one or more of these email accounts.

What information may have been affected by this incident? Recently, ATI determined that one or more of the affected email accounts contained, and the unauthorized actor may have had access to, information related to certain ATI patients, including the following types of information: name, date of birth, driver’s license or state identification number, Social Security number, credit card number, financial account number, patient identification number, Medicare or Medicaid identification number, medical record number, diagnosis, disability code, treatment information, medication/prescription information, doctor’s or therapist’s name, billing/claims information, and/or other health insurance information.. The type of information affected varies per impacted individual. Social Security number was only impacted for a small percentage of the affected population. While our investigation is ongoing, we do not currently have any evidence of actual or attempted misuse of patient information as a result of this incident.”

HHS Wall of Shame

The HHS Wall of Shame is a website under the jurisdiction of HHS that lists all HIPAA breaches reported within the last 24 months. The Wall of Shame displays breaches that are currently under investigation by the Office for Civil Rights.

As part of section 13402(e)(4) of the HITECH Act, the HHS Secretary must post a list of breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals.

HIPAA Breach Report

The Paubox HIPAA Breach Report analyzes breaches that affected 500 or more individuals as reported in the HHS Wall of Shame.

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