Charlene Belew reports:
Officials with DRH Health, the leading healthcare provider in Stephens County, confirmed Friday, March 4 a data incident dating back to January of this year may have impacted protected health information for some patients.
On Jan. 20, DRH reported an incident affected on of their servers, although an investigation launched immediately and DRH’s team brought systems back to normal operation within 24 hours, Cyndi Crook, executive director of PR and marketing for DRH, said at the time.
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This incident was reported to the Maine Attorney General’s Office as impacting 92,398 people, but no detailed notification was provided to the state at the time of the submission.
A notice can be found on DRH’s website. It indicates that impacted information may include:
names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, addresses, limited treatment information and medical appointment information such as dates of service and names of the healthcare provider.
Those affected are receiving letters with additional information on how to protect themselves. The FAQ says that no further updates will be provided by DRH:
Should I expect any further communication about the security incident from DRH Health?
No, DRH Health does not anticipate providing any further updates regarding this incident.