Allina Health Notifies 3,000 Patients of Data Breach

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Minneapolis-based Allina Health has begun notifying patients whose personal and health information was improperly viewed by a certified medical assistant at one of the system's clinics.

According to a hospital statement, the CMA accessed records outside of her normal job duties between February 2010 and September 2013, improperly viewing patients' personal, demographic, clinical and health insurance information. Hospital officials do not believe the information has been used for financial gain, though Allina Health is offering free credit monitoring to those affected. The CMA has been fired.  

More than 3,000 patients were affected by the breach, according to a KARE report.  

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