Cook County Health and Hospitals System Patients Impacted by Experian Health Breach

HIPAA Journal reports:

Cook County Health and Hospitals System, a health system comprising two hospitals and more than a dozen community health centers in Cook County Illinois, has alerted patients to a breach of their protected health information.

The breach occurred at Experian Health, a business associate of Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Experian Health is contracted to determine insurance eligibility and limited patient information is disclosed to the business associate for this purpose.

Read more on HIPAA Journal.

Note: Although this breach was actually disclosed in October, HHS didn’t show it on the breach tool until this week, so it will be included in Protenus’s November statistics, not October statistics.

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