MidMichigan notifies patients of potential breach

The Alpena News reports:

MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena notified approximately 1,900 patients last week about a potential breach of personal data, according to a press release. The information may have included patient names, addresses, social-security numbers and clinical data.

The incident that gave rise to the medical center’s investigation occurred during the late evening hours of Nov. 18 when a physician inappropriately removed patient documents from MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena’s cardiology office. The documents were transported in a storage container that was not properly secured. The storage container was dropped in a public parking lot in Alpena, and the contents spilled out onto the ground.

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This is the second breach this year involving MidMichigan. A hacking incident involving McLaren Medical Group, which manages the Mid-Michigan Physicians clinic, had been disclosed in August.

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