UMass Memorial Medical Center, in Worcester, Mass., is notifying about 2,400 patients treated over a dozen years after learning an employee may have opened commercial accounts using data from four patients.
The hospital is not saying that fraud is involved, but believes the employee may have accessed the names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of four patients outside of normal job duties, according to a statement. The information may have been used to open commercial accounts, such as credit card and cell phone accounts.
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