Data breach at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics results in notification to 7,500 patients

Tyler J. Davis reports:

More than 7,000 patients of a south-central Iowa medical system have been notified that their personal information may have been leaked in a data breach.

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics said in a news release Monday that approximately 7,500 people were notified that the breach may have led to unauthorized access of their individual health information.

Read more on Des Moines Register.  The center’s full notice can be found on their website, here.

Note that this was the center’s business email system that was compromised — not their EMR system — and yet there was patient data compromised because patient information or reports could have been attached or referenced in business/internal emails.

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