The University of Massachusetts Amherst on March 7 started notifying 942 patients of University Health Services of a breach of protected health information that occurred on June 30, 2010.
The university on Oct. 28 found a malware infection on a workstation hard drive and corrected it. A subsequent investigation, which ended on Feb. 1, 2011, determined the infection occurred on June 30 and that patient notification was required, a spokesperson says. Data at risk included patient names, insurer names, medical record numbers, medications, physician names, dispensing pharmacist names, quantity and length of prescriptions.
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