Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC has suffered data breach as sensitive data was exposed on the internet. It posted notice on the website stating that they didn’t think data was accessible on the internet.
Organization conducted internal investigation which revealed the breach. According to the reports, medical records weren’t included but patient names,dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, health insurer names, radiology procedures, diagnoses and some Social Security numbers may have been readable from the exposed folder.
According to the statement:
Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC is committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of our patients’ information. Regrettably, this notice is regarding an incident involving some of that information.
We have no knowledge and there is no indication that any patient information has been used improperly. However, in an abundance of caution, we began sending letters to affected patients on October 3, 2014, and have established a dedicated call center to answer questions you may have.
We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause our patients. To help prevent this from happening again, we are reinforcing the education of our employees and the monitoring of our systems regarding the protection of our patients’ information and continually reviewing and enhancing our policies and procedures.
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