September 13, 2017

Children’s Hospital Colorado alerts patients of data breach

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

Officials at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora are sending notifications to nearly 3,400 patient families about a data breach that may have compromised their health information, according to the September 11 Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review.

On July 11, investigators found an unauthorized person may have accessed a team member’s email account, which contained patient names, clinical information, dates of birth, addresses, and telephone numbers.

Officials say there is no evidence that the information was accessed or misused.

Aurora-based Children’s Hospital Colorado on Sept. 8 began notifying almost 3,400 patient families of a privacy incident that possibly exposed their protected health information. Children’s Hospital Colorado on July 11 discovered a team member’s email account may have been accessed by an unauthorized party.

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