Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating UC San Diego Health and its scheduling vendor, Solv Health, regarding its recent data breach. The UC San Diego Health data breach involved protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH:
UC San Diego Health is a major healthcare provider serving Southern California. Founded in 1966 in affiliation with the University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Health has steadily expanded its operations and services since then. Today, UC San Diego Health offers care, clinical trials, and treatment in everything from cancer and neurology to cardiology and endocrinology. Headquartered in San Diego, California, UC San Diego Health operates numerous hospitals, urgent care centers, and clinics throughout San Diego County and beyond. UC San Diego Health employs over 10,000 individuals with a capacity to treat almost 800 hospital patients at one time.
Recently, UC San Diego Health reported that its technology vendor, Solv Health, had experienced a data breach impacting an unknown number of individuals. Solv Health is responsible for UC San Diego Health’s Urgent Care and Express Care scheduling. The data breach involved the protected health information of users who may have used UC San Diego Health’s platform between September 13 and December 22, 2022. UC San Diego Health disclosed that an online information tracking pixel installed on its website collected and transmitted this protected health information to the third parties providing the pixel technology, including Meta (Facebook) and Google. The type of information impacted includes:
- Contact information (e.g., email address)
- Health insurance information (e.g., plan type)
- Date of birth
- IP address
- Third-party cookies
- Medical information (e.g., reason for visit, treatment information)
If you are a current or former patient of UC San Diego Health:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the UC San Diego Health data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft.