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ProMedica Bay Park Hospital is individually notifying 594 patients regarding a breach of protected health information.
On April 2, Bay Park Hospital discovered that between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014, an employee accessed the records of patients that the employee was not directly treating without a valid business reason. An investigation found the information the employee accessed may have included full name, date of birth, diagnosis, hospital visit number, medical record number, attending physician, medications and other clinical information.
Based on its records, ProMedica says it does not believe the information accessed by the employee contained any financial information, including Social Security numbers, or that the employee intended to retain any viewed information.
Bay Park Hospital says it values patient privacy and deeply regrets that this incident occurred. Patients impacted will receive individual letters containing further details including a complimentary one-year membership of identity theft protection services.
Additional steps impacted patients can take to help reduce the chances of identity theft include placing a 90-fraud alert and a security freeze on their credit file, ordering free annual credit reports from www.annualcreditreport.com and carefully reviewing credit reports and bank, credit card and other account statements.
Patients who do not receive letters and feel they may have been impacted, or patients who have more questions, can e-mail email@example.com.
According to ProMedica, protecting patient privacy is of the upmost importance at Bay Park Hospital. Once they discovered the breach, ProMedica says it immediately deactivated the employee's access to patient information and the individual is no longer employed by ProMedica.
Bay Park Hospital is taking precautions to prevent any further health information breaches. This includes additional training for employees to ensure they understand and follow patient information access policies.
ProMedica representatives released the following statement:
"ProMedica Bay Park Hospital values patient privacy and deeply regrets that this incident occurred. The hospital is taking this matter very seriously. ProMedica immediately deactivated the employee's access to patient information and the individual is no longer employed by ProMedica. ProMedica Bay Park Hospital has completed an internal investigation and is taking precautions to prevent any further health information breaches. This includes additional training for employees to ensure they understand and follow patient information access policies."
The breach has been reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.