INCIDENT: Over 38 Vision Practices Report Data Breaches Involving Eye Care Leaders EHR Incident

Eye Care Leaders, which offers an ophthalmology-specific EMR solution, experienced unauthorized access to its myCare Integrity system in December 2021. Since ECL began notifying impacted organizations of the breach, organizations have been steadily contributing reports to HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) data breach portal. The hack compromised data of millions of patients.

The types of information that have been exposed included patient names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, health insurance information, Social Security numbers, and information regarding the care received at the affected eye care practices. The breach was confined to the myCare Identity solution.

Incident Date

December 21, 2021

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Breach at Eye Care Software Vendor Hits Millions of Patients
  • Eye Care Leaders Hack Impacts Millions of Patients
  • Cloud-Based EHR Vendor Hack Affects Eye Care Practices
  • Eye Care Leaders EMR Data Breach Tally Surpasses 2 Million

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