The Oregon Clinic notifies patients to PHI breach following compromised email account

The Oregon Clinic in Portland is notifying an undisclosed number of patients  their protected health information may have been compromised when an unauthorized third party gained access to one of the clinic's email accounts.

The clinic discovered the intrusion March 9 and immediately disabled the unauthorized access to the account. It launched an investigation into the incident, which determined April 19 that PHI — including names, dates of birth and certain medical information such as medical record numbers, diagnosis information, medical condition, diagnostic tests performed, prescription information, and health insurance information — may have been affected. A small  group of patients may have had their Social Security numbers compromised.

The Oregon Clinic offered affected individuals one free year of credit and/or identity monitoring services through Experian. The clinic is  also recommending patients review their account statements and credit reports for suspicious activity.

Becker's Hospital Review reached out to The Oregon Clinic for comment. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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