Another health system hit by MOVEit breach

Patient information may have been compromised at Premier Health as the communications software company the organization uses was hit by the massive MOVEit breach that affected companies around the U.S., Dayton Daily News reported Nov. 28. 

Welltok, a firm specializing in developing software for healthcare institutions to communicate information to patients, notified Dayton, Ohio-based Premier Health of the incident Oct. 23.

Welltok stated that the attack on the MOVEit file transfer software from Progress Software occurred in May and that Premier Health patients were affected. 

"For a small group of impacted clients, Social Security Numbers, Medicare/Medicaid ID Numbers, or certain Health Insurance information such as plan or group name, were also implicated. For other individuals, certain health information such as a provider name, prescription name, or treatment code may have been included," the company said in a statement.

The company has said it has found no evidence to suggest that any of the data from Premier Health patients was misused, but it will be providing free credit monitoring to those affected. 

The MOVEit breach has compromised patient information from several hospitals and health systems, including Chicago-based CommonSpirit, Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dallas-based UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Louisville, Ky.-based UofLHealth.

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