Healthcare security: LA respiratory hospital hit by supplier data breach

The Daily Swig

Adam Bannister

A Los Angeles hospital that specializes in treating respiratory diseases says its patients’ personal data may have been exposed during a breach at one of its suppliers.

Current and former patients of Barlow Respiratory Hospital have been potentially impacted by the compromise of an employee email account at Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) in November 2019, according to a press release issued on April 7.

In a security alert Barlow Respiratory Hospital said that HRG, which provides medical billing services, handled patients’ information in managing Barlow’s referral process.

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