Wednesday 27 January 2016

US Health Insurer #Centene Loses 950,000 Records

The medical records of nearly a million people have gone missing, a US health insurance company has admitted.
Centene Corporation said it was conducting an internal search for six hard drives containing the information.
Customers' names, addresses and dates of birth were included, as well as their social security numbers, membership details and health information, Centene said.
But no financial or payment details of customers were on the drives, it said.
"While we don't believe this information has been used inappropriately, out of abundance of caution and in transparency, we are disclosing an ongoing search for the hard drives," said Centene's chief executive, Michael Neidorff.
"The drives were a part of a data project using laboratory results to improve the health outcomes of our members."
Centene said the hard drives contained the personal health information of about 950,000 people who had received laboratory services between 2009 and 2015.
It said it would notify those affected and offer them free healthcare monitoring.
The company also said it would reinforce and review its procedures.
Cited and more on this story at BBC News
However on research, there is nothing to state this to their website, to notify customers.. 

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