Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in California has notified 2,864 patients of a breach of their protected health information, which was improperly accessed by an employee.
The incident remains under police investigation and the hospital is not giving information on the employee’s activities. The hospital in a public notice says that network security was not breached. Notification was sent to patients seen between September 2012 and June 2013.
Compromised information included name, gender, date of birth, home address, phone number, account number, insurance information and the reason for admittance. “At this time, there is no reason to believe the information was used in a malicious manner or one that would impact quality of patient care,” the hospital says in the notice.
Affected patients are being offered one year of free credit monitoring services.
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