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EHR Vendor Breach Now Affects 342K Patients, 8 Organizations

Affected practices were notified on March 1.

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A data security incident in the eyecare industry is now known to have affected at least eight organizations and 342,000 individuals, Health IT Security reports.

The breach involves Eye Care Leaders, provider of the myCare Integrity electronic medical record platform. The hack resulted in “the deletion of databases and systems configuration data,” according to Gov Info Security.

The breach occurred in December. Affected practices were notified on March 1.

These are the practices that have reported the data breach to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights:

  • Regional Eye Associates
  • Summit Eye Associates
  • Frank Eye Center
  • EvergreenHealth
  • Allied Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Arkfeld, Parson, and Goldstein, P.C. doing business as ilumin
  • Northern Eye Care Associates
  • Ad Astra Eye

EvergreenHealth stated in a notice on its website: “Although Eye Care Leaders has not confirmed that any EvergreenHealth patient information was accessed as a result of the incident, they have informed EvergreenHealth that they cannot rule out that possibility. This information may have included patient names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, and information regarding care received at EvergreenHealth Eye Care Clinic.”

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