LewisGale Regional Health System dealing with insider data breach
Susan Bahorich reports what appears to be an insider breach affecting patients of Hospitalists of Tennessee/Salem Hospitalists:
WDBJ7 learned Wednesday that patient information from the hospital’s billing department may have been compromised. The Secret Service tells WDBJ7 this is a multi-state investigation.
A LewisGale spokesperson says approximately 40 local patients are affected. We’re talking about patients’ names, addresses, insurance information and social security numbers.
Read more on WDJB7, as they provide a lot of details as well as a statement from the LewisGale and a copy of the letter from Salem Hospitalists (misidentified in the news report as a letter from the Secret Service, which it’s not).