Texas hospital data breach affects nearly 30k patient records

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Denton, Texas-based Integrity Transitional Hospital said a security breach this summer may have compromised patient information, according to D Healthcare Daily.

On Aug. 15, Integrity contacted a forensics firm after detecting abnormal activity on its database. The firm discovered that hackers may have seen patients' lab test results, health insurance data and driver's license information. Patients' Social Security numbers were not accessed.

According to HealthITSecurity.com, 29,514 patients were affected

"Integrity is committed to the security of the sensitive information it maintains and is taking this matter very seriously. To help prevent a similar incident from reoccurring, we are enhancing existing security on our systems related to the laboratory information we maintain," the hospital said in a statement.

Integrity Transitional Hospital started notifying affected patients on Oct. 14, and created call center to answer any patients' questions.

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