New Jersey provider notifies patients of data breach

Vorhees, N.J.-based The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health announced Jan. 21 that it is alerting patients about a security incident that may have exposed their protected health information.

In November, CNNH discovered suspicious activity within an employee's email account. Upon investigation, the group determined that an unauthorized third party had accessed the email between Oct. 7 and Nov. 22, 2019.

Patient data that may have been exposed included names, addresses, dates of birth, health insurance information, medical/patient record numbers and treatment and/or clinical information, such as diagnosis, lab tests, dates of services, provider names and prescriptions.

Since the incident, CNNH has enhanced its email security by installing multifactor authentication. The group also continues to educate employees on email security.

There is no evidence that patient information has been misused. CNNH recommends patients review any statements they receive from insurers and healthcare providers.

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