KS: Online data breach affects employees of Children’s Mercy Hospital

Why is this first being disclosed now when other affected entities disclosed in March? Was Staywell late in notifying or OnSite Health Diagnostics, or….?

Alan Bavley reports:

A security breach has been discovered in an online scheduling application used two years ago to register more than 4,000 Children’s Mercy Hospital employees and spouses for a wellness program.

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According to StayWell, the information was collected in 2012 from Children’s Mercy employees and their spouses or domestic partners who registered online for a health-screening appointment. The data was stored by Onsite Health Diagnostics, a vendor used by StayWell.

StayWell has contacted the 4,076 people affected by the breach and provided them with the number to a telephone helpline. So far, the helpline has received about 23 calls.

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