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Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System recently revealed it suffered a large data breach, affecting 10,000 patients.
According to the health system, a former clinical employee accessed patients’ electronic medical records outside of the employee’s normal job duties over a seven-year period. The records that were accessed included patients’ names, addresses, medical record numbers, dates of birth, health insurance information, and, in some instances, social security numbers. No financial information was accessed, the health system says.
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic was the victim of a ransomware attack on its IT systems in August, affecting more than 33,000 patients, according to multiple news media reports this week.