Breaches Reported by Hanger Clinic, Gateway Health, and Sunrise Treatment Center

HIPAA Journal

Sunrise Treatment Center in Cincinnati, OH is alerting 3,660 patients that some of their protected health information may have been accessed by an unauthorized individual who gained access to the email account of an employee. The breach occurred on February 26, 2020 and was detected the following day.

A forensic investigation of the breach was completed on April 15, 2020 and confirmed that the email account contained patient information such as first and last names, birth dates, descriptions of the treatment provided, medications, health plan numbers, account balances, treatment dates, and some Social Security numbers.

While patient information may have been accessed, the purpose of the attack was to...

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