Posted: Apr 20, 2018 7:08 am CDT
Updated: apr 20, 2018 10:07 am CDT
UPDATE (WKOW)-- UnityPoint Health confirmed to 27 news friday that its dealing with an information hack that impacted patients.
In a news waiver officials said, they discovered this drudge on Sunday. They said it compromised some employees email accounts and about 16,000 multitude were affected.
After a detailed forensic investigation and document review, UnityPoint health determined that protected health information was contained in impacted email accounts, including patient names and one or more of the following: dates of birth, medical record numbers, handling information, surgical information, diagnoses, lab results, medications, providers, dates of service and/or insurance information. For a limited number of impacted individuals, information that may have been viewed included Social certificate Numbers or other financial information.
They said they are not aware of any fraud issues at this point, but they still need the people impacted to live aware of the problem. UnityPoint send out a letter to the patients and families affected. They are advising multitude to follow these steps:
Only apportion your health insurance cards with your health care providers and other folk members who are covered under your insurance project or who aid you with your medical care.
Review your explanation of benefits statement which you receive from your health insurance company. Follow up with your indemnity company or care provider for any items you do not recognize. If necessary, impinging the care provider on the explanation of benefits argument and require for copies of medical records from the date of the potential access (noted above) to current date.
Ask your indemnity companion for a current year-to-date account of all services paid for you as a beneficiary. succeed up with your insurance companion or the care provider for any items you do not recognize.
The hospital has apologized to patients for this problem.
If you need to study if your information was compromised or you have questions, call 855-331-3612.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- UnityPoint health says about 16,000 people could be affected by a data hack.
Company officials say they discovered that UnityPoint Health's email system was the victim of a phishing attack that compromised some employee email accounts.
The email accounts may make been accessed between Nov. 1 and Feb. 7. Social certificate numbers and financial info may experience been compromised.
Letters went out to patients this week with more info about the hack, according to a UnityPoint Health spokesperson.