Six CHSI hospitals face lawsuit for data breach damages

September 20th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

According to the reports, six patients who allege their protected health information (PHI) had been exposed to CHSI’s Chinese hackers incident are suing the group. Currently six Mississippi hospitals and their parent company Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI) are facing the probe.

The list of hospitals affected by lawsuit is –

  • Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson
  • River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg
  • Madison River Oaks Hospital in Canton
  • Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon
  • River Oaks Hospital in Flowood
  • Natchez Community Hospital.

Community Health Systems, Inc. is conglomerate consisting of 206 hospitals operating in 29 states. CHSI has earlier acquired Health Management Associates (HMA) in January for $7.6 billion and six hospitals had been owned and operated by HMA. The data breach affected 4.5 million patients’ data and some think that it was a result of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability infiltrating CHSI’s network.

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