Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Incident: Backup tapes containing sensitive health information on 57,000 stolen from Arizona HMO


Medical firm's files stolen

"The personal information of 57,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona customers was stolen from a Phoenix-based managed care company.

Arizona Biodyne, an affiliate of Magellan Health Services that manages behavioral health for Blue Cross of Arizona, began last Friday notifying customers and providers whose information was lost in the latest theft in which financial, personal or medical records were taken.

The stolen information included policyholders' addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and dates of birth. They also contained partial treatment histories for some patients and certain information about the doctors who provided that care, Biodyne spokeswoman Erin Somers said.


Biodyne reported to police on June 29 that a safe containing computer backup tapes was stolen from its office at 8900 N. 22nd Ave., Suite 206...."

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