Michigan hospital alerts 1,000 patients of data breach

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Mercy Health began notifying approximately 1,000 patients on May 24 about a data breach that may have exposed patient data, according to mlive.com.

Mercy Health discovered that a private server was vulnerable to unauthorized personnel between 2014 and March 25, 2019. The server was used to store patient information and allowed physicians to conduct office check-ins and schedule appointments.

Patient information that may have been exposed included names, addresses, emails, insurance information and dates of birth. A limited number of Social Security numbers and some patient diagnosis information were also potentially accessible.

There is no evidence that information has been misused, Mercy Health reports.

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