OSF HealthCare addresses data breach
Escanaba Daily Press
OSF HealthCare System (“OSF”) is mailing letters to its patients advising them of a data security incident that occurred at one of its vendors, Blackbaud, Inc. (“Blackbaud”). Blackbaud provides cloud-based and data solution services related to OSF’s fundraising activities.
Blackbaud notified its customers it discovered that an unauthorized individual gained access to Blackbaud’s systems between February 7 and May 20, 2020. Blackbaud advised that the unauthorized individual may have acquired backup copies of databases used by its customers, including a backup of the database OSF uses for fundraising efforts. After being notified, OSF immediately took steps to understand the extent of the incident and the data involved.
On August 20, 2020, OSF’s investigation and review of the Blackbaud database involved in the incident determined that it contained some patient information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, treatment facilities, treating physicians, departments of service, room numbers and/or medical record numbers.
Blackbaud advised that...