NC: CaroMont Health reveals security breach

Here’s another case where a breach was discovered by a routine audit. Michael Barrett reports:

An unsecure email sent by a CaroMont Health employee has resulted in a possible security breach involving hundreds of patients’ personal health records. The email in question contained protected health information, including names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, medical record numbers, diagnoses, last dates of service, medications and insurance company names for 1,310 patients. The Medicare numbers for two of those patients were also included on the email.

CaroMont Health, the nonprofit umbrella for CaroMont Regional Medical Center, announced the breach Friday. It was discovered Aug. 8 during a routine security systems audit, a spokeswoman said.

Read more on Gaston Gazette. I do not see a notice on CaroMont’s web site as of the time of this posting.

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