27 Jul Hackers hit business associate, swipe PHI and Social Security numbers
Patients who received radiology services at 44 locations impacted
2015 thus far has been the year of hackers targeting the healthcare industry. And they don’t appear to be slowing down. Just last week, another business associate notified individuals that their protected health information was stolen following yet another “sophisticated cyberattack.”
Medical Informatics Engineering, the Fort Wayne, Ind.to grow Or Why -based electronic health record provider and parent company of NoMoreClipboard, is updating an earlier breach notification with additional details.
In a notice last week, MIE officials notified affected individuals that their Social Security numbers, lab results, medical conditions, demographic data, children’s names, health insurance policies and sign-on security details were compromised in a cyberattack that transpired May 7. The unauthorized access by hackers continued until three weeks later, when MIE officials detected “suspicious activity” on one of its servers.
MIE officials did not respond to Healthcare IT News’ inquiry as to how many individuals were impacted by the breach.
Patients who received radiology services at 44 locations across Indiana, Michigan and Ohio were affected by the breach. Affected providers include Concentra; Fort Wayne Radiology Association; Parkview Hospital in Indiana; and Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, Ohio, among others.
According to the EHR provider, the company has instituted a “universal password reset,” improving password rules and storage mechanisms and boosting active system monitoring.