Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Latest Victim of Elekta’s PHI Data Breach
Health IT Security
Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is the latest hospital system to fall victim to Elekta’s recent data breach, exposing oncology patients’ protected health information (PHI) at nine Illinois hospitals.
In a statement published on the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) website July 2, the hospital revealed details of the April data breach involving its oncology patients’ personal data.
“On May 17, 2021, Elekta informed us that an unauthorized individual gained access to its systems between April 2, 2021 and April 20, 2021 and, during that time, acquired a copy of the database that stores...