August 1, 2018- Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. is currently investigating the HIPAA Email Breach of Boys Town National Research Hospital, which affected nearly 105,309 individuals’ protected health information.
The Boys Town Hospital submitted a HIPAA Email Breach to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on July 20, 2018 after becoming suspicious of unusual activity relating to an employee email account. Boys Town launched an investigation to understand the nature of this activity and determine what kind of patient information may have been affected by the Boys Town Hospital HIPAA Email Breach. With the help of several computer forensics experts, the investigation uncovered that an unknown individual accessed the employee email on May 23, 2017.
SECRETS SECRETS ARE NO FUN…
Upon identifying what type of personal information was stored within the email account, Boys Town confirmed the following: name, date of birth, Social Security number, diagnosis or treatment information, health insurance information, banking or financial account number, disability code, medical record number, billing/claims information, and much more.
Boys Town has implemented the necessary safeguards to protect personal patient information stored in its systems. Bows Town is notifying potentially affected individuals and will be offering these individuals access to 12 months of free identity protection services.
…WHEN THEY ARE SHARED WITH EVERYONE
Now, Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. is attempting to seek justice for those who were affected by the Boys Town Hospital HIPAA Email Breach. If you or someone you know has been affected by this matter, please contact our lawyers. All consultations are free of charge. You may be eligible to be included in a Class Action lawsuit.
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