Medical Informatics Engineering, a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based maker of Web-based health informationtechnology software was the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack.
MIE’s clients include about 100 small- to medium-sized physician offices. The information hacked includes patient names, mailing and e-mail addresses, birthdates, and for some patients, Social Security numbers, laboratory results, dictated reports and medical conditions. Financial records were not compromised because the company does not collect or store that information. But experts told Modern Healthcare that clinical data can often be even more valuable to identity thieves.