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6,000 Patients Notified About Email Security Breach at Beaumont Health

HIPAA Journal

Beaumont Health, the largest healthcare provider in Michigan, has started notifying approximately 6,000 patients that some of their protected health information has potentially been accessed by unauthorized individuals.

On June 5, 2020, Beaumont Health learned that email accounts accessed by unauthorized individuals between January 3, 2020 and January 29, 2020 contained the protected health information including names, dates of birth, diagnoses, diagnosis codes, procedure and treatment information, type of treatment provided, prescription information, patient account numbers, and medical record numbers.

While the email accounts were accessed by unauthorized individuals, no evidence was found to...

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