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Data hack at Childrens Hospital may have affected more than 3,000 families

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Data hack at Children’s Hospital may have affected more than 3,000 families

A Childrens Hospital Colorado forensic investigation determined the potentially compromised emails contained names, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers of patients.Hackers may have gained access to the personal data of more than 3,000 patient families at Childrens Hospital Colorado, the hospital in Aurora announced Friday.The hospital said a staff members email account may have been accessed by an unauthorized party on July 11. After a forensic investigation, it was determined that some of the potentially compromised emails contained names, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers of patients, along with limited clinical information, such as diagnosis and treatment received.Regrettably, this notice concerns an unintentional exposure of protected health information that may affect nearly 3,400 patient families, Childrens said in its release.The hospital said neither patient charts nor electronic medical records systems were compromised. In addition, no Social Security numbers or financial information was included in any of the emails. Childrens said it has no evidence that data in the emails has been misused or even accessed.

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