LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – McLaren Medical Group notified current and previous patients of a data breach at its Mid-Michigan Physicians P.C. practice. The notification was sent in a letter to patients’ homes, describing the potential risk of patient information exposure and providing details regarding identity theft monitoring and protection that will be provided.
In March 2017, MMG received information suggesting that one of the computer systems for its Radiology Center was accessed without authorization.
The computer system housed scanned documents that contain authorizations, orders, scheduling information and other similar documents. These documents could include a patient’s name, date of birth, address, phone number, medical record number, diagnosis and social security number.
Following an extensive investigation, MMG definitively confirmed that information of seven patients was accessed.
The computer system that was accessed has been rebuilt and updated with added measures in place to protect patient information from similar activity in the future. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights is aware and MMG will partner with their office to ensure that this incident continues to be properly addressed.