In April 30, 2018, Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates submitted a HIPAA Email Breach to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Based in San Antonio, Texas, Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates’s email breach affected 3,017 individuals’ protected health information. Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates is classified as a Healthcare Provider.
According to Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates' press release:
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.