General Brigham says patient information may have been compromised in data breach – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) — Massachusetts General Hospital Brigham says some patients’ personal information may have been compromised in a data breach, according to a statement from the hospital.

Hospital administrators said they will notify Massachusetts General Brigham Hospital patients or patients enrolled in Massachusetts General Brigham Health Plan whose information may have been compromised.

A May investigation found that a small number of MGB employees may have allowed an unauthorized person to access information such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, diagnoses and credit card numbers.

Massachusetts General Brigham Hospital said information about patients enrolled in the health insurance plan may have been compromised between July 21, 2023 and April 2 of this year. Patient information at Massachusetts General Brigham Hospital may have been compromised between February 26 and April 4 of this year.

The hospital said the staff involved were immediately fired.

The hospital said those who receive a letter from MGB or MGBHP should review it to see what steps they can take to monitor and protect their information. Patients with any questions can call the MGBHP at 1-888-268-7164 and the MGB at 1-888-826-9548 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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