January 2018

Recipients of DJO products notified of potential data breach

By Laura Hochnadel

San Diego-based DJO Global recently announced that the company discovered an incident involving the potential disclosure of certain personal information of patients who received a DJO Global product while being treated in the emergency room, same-day surgery center, or urgent care site at the Siena, San Martin, and De Lima campuses of St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Las Vegas, NV, between July 17, 2017, and October 16, 2017.

These patients may have filled out and signed a DJO Global Patient Product Agreement (PPA) form acknowledging their receipt of the product. The forms were picked up by a DJO and were lost in transit.

Notification to impacted patients has been made on DJO’s website in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. DJO has advised potentially impacted patients to place a 90-day fraud alert on their credit file, review a free copy of their credit report, use tools from credit providers, and review their explanation of benefits statements. The company is also offering potentially affected individuals with complimentary credit monitoring services.

Those affected can call 877-214-6674 for additional information, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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