47,000 potentially exposed in Electromed data breach

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A hacker breached Electromed's systems and obtained data on patients and employees, the Star Tribune reported Aug. 11.

Four things to know:

  1. Electromed, which makes medical devices for patients with chronic respiratory conditions, said the protected health information of 47,200 people may have been exposed.

  2. "We have not received any reports of identity theft associated with this incident," the company said in a statement. "We are beginning to notify involved individuals so they can take steps to help protect their information."

  3. The company also said those affected should closely monitor statements from healthcare providers and payers.

  4. "Protecting the privacy of customers' personal information is important to Electromed, and the company regrets any inconvenience this incident may cause its customers," the company said in a statement.

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