NY: Catholic Health patients may have fallen victim to data breach by a consultant’s employee

Evan Anstey reports:

Some of Catholic Health’s long-term care residents may have fallen victim to a data breach that took place over the summer.

The health organization says Minimum Data Set Consultants (MDS), a firm that provides consulting services to skilled nursing facilities, was the target of the breach.

MDS started investigating this in March, after becoming aware of unusual activity involving electronic health records.

“It is believed the files were accessed without authorization on or about August 27, 2022 by a former MDS employee,” Catholic Health said. “Law enforcement was promptly notified and is continuing to investigate this incident.”

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