Potential Identity Theft Risk in Davenport

Posted on Aug 15, 2013

Genesis Health System, a company in Davenport, Iowa, reported a security lapse exposing the names and birthdates of 1,200 former hospital patients.  The company states that a national medical transcription firm it hired failed to use a firewall to protect online information from May 5 to June 24, leaving 32,000 patient nationwide exposed.  No social security numbers or financial information was leaked; Genesis reports that the information left unprotected included follow-up care information about patient cases.

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