Data on 2.65 mil­lion Atrium Health pa­tients po­ten­tially ex­posed

Modern Healthcare - - Regional News -

An unau­tho­rized user ac­cessed the per­sonal in­for­ma­tion of as many as 2.65 mil­lion Atrium Health pa­tients in Sep­tem­ber af­ter get­ting into the sys­tems of one of Char­lotte, N.C.-based Atrium’s third-party ven­dors. While the user ac­cessed Atrium Health in­for­ma­tion in data­bases of a billing ven­dor, Ac­cuDoc So­lu­tions, of­fi­cials said there was no down­load or re­moval of the in­for­ma­tion, which in­cluded ad­dresses, birth dates and So­cial Se­cu­rity num­bers, but not med­i­cal records or fi­nan­cial data.

Af­ter Ac­cuDoc told Atrium about the in­ci­dent on Oct. 1, both or­ga­ni­za­tions re­viewed sys­tem ac­tiv­ity to make sure in­for­ma­tion was se­cured. Atrium and Ac­cuDoc are each in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent, which oc­curred be­tween Sept. 22 and Sept. 29.

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