A breach that occurred while updating physician systems has resulted in University Hospitals in Cleveland notifying 7,170 patients that their protected health information was compromised.
Information at risk includes names, addresses, dates of birth, medical record numbers, insurance provider information and some clinical information. Thirty-three individuals had their Social Security numbers compromised and they are being offered one year of credit monitoring and identity theft protection, according to a University Hospitals notice. Other affected patients are receiving information on protecting themselves from fraud.
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