MA: Patient information taken from Northgate Medical Primary Care

David McKay reports that Northgate Medical Primary Care in Springfield, Massachusetts has issued a press release about a HIPAA breach.  I haven’t been able to find any copy of it online or on their web site as of the time of this post, however. McKay reports:

Northgate said they discovered in January that a former employee had taken a list of patients and left the practice.

The list included patient names, addresses, phone numbers, ages, and dates of birth. It did not include social security, account numbers, or medical information relating to patients.

Northgate said they believe the former employee obtained the list for marketing purposes and not identity theft. Police and all patients were notified.

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