Henry Ford Health notifies 168,000 patients of data breach

Henry Ford Health notified 168,000 patients that a phishing scheme, conducted by an unauthorized party, may have compromised their protected health information. 

On March 30, the Detroit-based health system said, the unauthorized party conducted a phishing scheme to access its business email accounts. The accounts contained patients' protected health information in its email boxes, according to a July 14 breach notification from Henry Ford. 

The protected health information compromised includes: names, gender, dates of birth, age, lab results, procedure types, diagnoses, dates of service, telephone numbers, medical record numbers and/or internal tracking numbers. 

The health system said it would be adding additional security measures and further training for employees to prevent another incident like this from occurring.

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