Data Breach at Boone Hospital Center Affects 125

Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo., has notified 125 patients whose information was compromised after a physician clinic employee inappropriately accessed and viewed their records, according to a KOMU report.

Following the discovery of the breach, "the hospital and the practice cooperated on an immediate investigation and have taken appropriate action regarding the practice's employee," hospital spokesman Jacob Luecke told KOMU. "Any patient whose record may have been accessed has been notified."

The physician clinic employee's access to the network has been terminated, and the hospital has offered free credit monitoring to affected patients, according to the report.

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