The MetroHealth System in Cleaveland, Ohio, recently disclosed a data breach involving 1700 of its patients.
In a recent statement, MetroHealth announced that on November 13, while the health system’s electronic medical records systems were being upgraded, 1700 patient records were unintentionally disclosed.
The breach involved patient names, care provider names, and appointment details.
MetroHealth claimed that no personal, financial or health-related information was involved. Letters to affected patients were mailed earlier this week.
On February 10, the health system’s medical record partner informed it of the breach.
According to its annual report, MetroHealth saw more than 1.4 million patient visits in 2020.
MetroHealth encouraged patients with questions to call 855-482-1315, 9 am and 6:30 pm (ET), Monday through Friday, excluding certain holidays
The MetroHealth System was hit by a data breach via a connected vendor, CaptureRx, in June 2021, whose ransomware breach affected at least 16 other healthcare organizations. Patient files were accessed without authorization, containing names, birthdates, and prescription information.