Another medical facility added to LSU Health Care Services Division HIPAA breach
As Louisiana State University Health Care kept investigating, they found more of their affiliated entities were impacted. WDSU reports:
Another medical facility has been added to a cyber intrusion that happened at LSU Health New Orleans Health Care Services Division.
The breach was first reported back in November.
LSU HCSD has since become aware that the employee’s electronic mailbox also included information from its partner hospital, Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center.
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center was notified on Nov. 24, 2020, by LSU HCSD of the possibility that some of its patients’ protected information may have been accessible to the cyber intruder.
Read more on WDSU. The report says that “out of an abundance of caution, patients who received care at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in 2013-14 are encouraged to monitor their credit reports.” The center has not yet mailed out individual patient notification letters.