TRICARE, the U.S. military health program, has reported a massive breach affecting protected health information for 4.9 million patients in 10 states treated in San Antonio military facilities between 1992 and Sept. 7, 2011.
Contractor Science Applications International Corp. on Sept. 14 reported to TRICARE the loss of back-up tapes. Data on the tapes included names, addresses, phone numbers, clinical notes, laboratory tests, prescriptions and Social Security numbers, but no financial information.
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