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Blue Shield, AltaMed Patient Data Breached in Business Associate Hack
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Sharecare Health Data Services (SHDS) recently notified AltaMed Health Services and California Physicians Service (dba Blue Shield of California) of a network hack that potentially breached the data of thousands of their patients.

Sharecare provides the two covered entities with medical records management services.

On December 31, Sharecare notified AltaMed of a network hack that officials first discovered on June 22, 2018. An investigation determined the hack began a month earlier on May 21, 2018. As a result, some data from its covered entities, AltaMed and BSC, was accessed and or acquired by the hacker.