DMC Harper University Hospital in Detroit, part of nine-hospital Detroit Medical Center, has notified 1,087 patients that protected health information was discovered during a police investigation into identity theft.
The West Bloomfield police department in suburban Detroit found the documents in the possession of an individual who had worked at Harper University Hospital, according to a statement from DMC. Information in the documents included Social Security numbers, patient name, date of birth and reason for visit.
The investigation continues and affected patients are being offered credit monitoring services from ALLClear ID Alert Network. A DMC spokesperson declined to provide additional details because of the continuing sensitive nature of the investigation. DMC immediately upon discovery revoked the employees access to all organization computer systems and told the Detroit Free Press that the employee is no longer with the hospital.
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