Healthcare clearinghouse alerts 1.5M people of data breach

Mackenzie Garrity - Print  | 

Inmediata Health Group, a healthcare clearinghouse company, has notified its customers of a data breach that may have exposed the personal information of more than 1.5 million people.

In January, Inmediata noticed some electronic health information was viewable online because a webpage setting had allowed search engines to index internal webpages. Inmediata deactivated the website.

An investigation found that some of its customers' patients may have been copied. The information exposed included names, addresses, dates of birth, gender and medical claim information. A limited number of Social Security numbers may have also been affected.

Inmediata began notifying clients advising them to alert patients in April. The healthcare clearinghouse company is unaware of any information misuse. There is also no evidence that patients' health information was copied or saved.

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