CHI Saint Joseph Health flags potential exposure of private patient information
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – CHI Saint Joseph Health is advising patients that their private information may have been exposed.
CHI Saint Joseph Health advises that one of its vendor partners, MCG Health, has made it aware of a cybersecurity event that may have exposed some of our patients’ protected health information. According to a press release, MCG determined on March 25, 2022 that an unauthorized party had previously obtained personal information matching data stored on MCG’s systems.
The data included some or all of the following data elements: names, social security numbers, medical codes, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and gender.
CHI Saint Joseph Health says it was notified by MCG on April 22, 2022 that some of their patient data may have been involved in the cybersecurity event.
In the press release, CHI Saint Joseph Health says they were “hopeful that the information was not accessed or disclosed. However, after further analysis, we determined on May 11, 2022 that it is likely that the protected health information of some of our patients has been compromised.
They say MCG will notify affected patients by postal mail.
MCG offers free identity protection and credit monitoring services for two years to affected patients. They also run a call center to answer questions related to the event. The call center can be reached at 1-866-475-7221 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT; Saturday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT.
Additional information can also be found on the MCG website here.
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