Personal information of thousands of Sanford Health patients potentially compromised
Gretchen Hjelmstad reports:
The imaging vendor Sanford Health uses for its mobile heart screen trucks, DMS Health Technologies, experienced a data security incident between March 27 and April 24, 2023.
According to Sanford Health, patient information was potentially compromised including name, date of birth, date of service, physician name and exam type. Sanford Health is one of numerous DMS contracted partners affected by this event.
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Note that DMS Health Technologies first disclosed this breach on June 16, 2023 on its website and it was reported in the media then. At that time, they disclosed on behalf of Avera Health and stated that 1,500 were affected.
So if they disclosed on June 16, when did they first notify Sanford Health and why did it take them until mid-September to disclose for Sanford — three months after they reported for Avera? And are there any other covered entities affected by the DMS Health Technologies breach that DMS has yet to disclose for?
DataBreaches has sent an inquiry to Sanford to ask when DMS first notified them and provided them with info needed to make notifications. This post will updated when more information is received.