MA: Cambridge Health Alliance notifying patients after law enforcement alerts them to stolen data

They say that they’re not yet sure how a breach involving patient data happened, but Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts was notified by the police that three electronic patient files had been found in possession of an unauthorized party.

CHA learned of the breach on January 31, and opened their own investigation, which revealed that the files contained healthcare billing information, which may have included  full name, address, phone number, date of birth, Social Security number, employer information, charges for past healthcare services, and discharge date.

According to the Boston Globe, 2,500 patients are being notified.

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