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LCC Health Clinic reports data breach

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017

Lane Community College is notifying patients of its health clinic in Eugene by letter to inform them of a breach of the clinic’s electronic medical records, the steps that are being taken to secure information and what patients can do.

“We take all aspects of health care seriously at the clinic,” said Brian Kelly, vice president of college services, “including the privacy of our records. We are focused on helping patients who have concerns, and what we can do to better protect our systems in the future.”

During routine computer maintenance on Feb. 3, a virus was discovered on a single clinic computer. The virus could have relayed patient information including name, date of birth, address, phone number, social security number, diagnosis and other identifying information to a third party between March 2016 and Feb. 3, 2017.

For the complete article see the 03-18-2017 issue.

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