Molalla Area Dental Records Accessed Through Back Door Portal
Patients notified; No unauthorized use of personal data verified
MOLALLA, Ore., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Molalla Family Dental discovered unauthorized access to patient records on or about May 18, 2012. All affected patient notification letters were mailed on July 16, 2012.
An investigation by an independent forensic firm revealed that personal information might have been exposed, including patient name, Social Security numbers, patient x-rays, insurance information and credit card numbers. At this time there has been no indication of malicious use of patient information.
In addition to procedural changes and security updates, Molalla Family Dental has contracted with ID Experts® to provide the affected individuals with a FraudStop™ Healthcare Edition membership which includes insurance reimbursement policy for certain expenses related to identity theft; access to fraud resolution experts who can assist affected patients and resolve any issues if their identity is compromised; the Healthcare Identity Protection Toolkit™ that includes tools to protect patients' personal, financial and relevant healthcare information; and a toll-free number and information website to answer questions about this incident.
Patients with questions regarding this incident or to determine if they were affected can contact ID Experts at 1-877-880-0181 or visit www.idexpertsecure.com
This press release is in accordance with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Molalla Family Dental has sent notification letters to the affected patients and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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