Email Breaches Reported by Mattapan Community Health Center and Prestera Center for Mental Health Services

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

Prestera Center for Mental Health Services, the largest behavioral health services provider in West Virginia, has discovered an unauthorized individual potentially accessed the protected health information of a small percentage of its current and former patients.

An unauthorized individual gained access to Prestera Center’s business email environment which contained protected health information such as patient names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, patient account numbers, diagnostic information, prescription information, treatment information, and healthcare provider information. The email system also contained a limited number of patient addresses, Social Security numbers, and Medicare/Medicaid numbers.

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