Breach, Data Security

NCH Healthcare suffers data breach

NCH Healthcare Systems, which operates two hospitals in the Naples, Fla. area, notified employees and medical staff last week that two servers containing some personal information were accessed by unauthorized personnel.

Debbie Curry, NCH Healthcare System, director of marketing, told in an email Thursday that the data was taken from servers residing at the Cerner Data Center in Kansas City, Mo. The two computer servers in question were isolated and contained contained an employee information database and a medical staff credentialing database, Curry said.

Specifics on what content was exposed was not provided nor did NCH state how the breach occurred. But Curry said patient information or medical records were involved.

The healthcare company does not know if any of the data has been misused, but NCH is providing free credit monitoring for those affected.

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