Computer Server Access Prompts Patient Notification
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- King of Prussia Dental Associates and its affiliate Pediatric Dentistry of Collegeville (KOP Dental) are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of the protected health care information of the organizations' patients. Recently, KOP Dental detected irregular activity on a computer server and immediately took action.
On or about June 1, 2016, KOP Dental experienced problems with its computer system. KOP Dental immediately launched an investigation, retained a leading forensics computer firm, and contacted law enforcement. On June 23, the forensics firm concluded that a third party may have gained unauthorized access to the KOP Dental and Pediatric Dentistry of Collegeville computer network.
The impacted server was immediately taken out of operation, and the investigation has revealed no evidence that any information was acquired or used inappropriately. However, the server contained patient information, including name, social security number, date of birth, home address, phone number, account number and treatment records. KOP Dental recommends that patients remain vigilant, and is offering credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.
KOP Dental began mailing notification letters today to those who may have been affected. Patients with questions can call and enroll in free ID Experts® MyIDCare identify and credit monitoring services at 844-575-745, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday – Friday using the Access Code provided in the notification letter. Please note the deadline to enroll is Dec. 9, 2016.
KOP Dental is working to enhance the security of its systems to prevent a similar incident from occurring again, and looks forward to continuing to serve Philadelphia families as it has for more than three decades. More information can be found at www.myidcare.com/kingofprussia.
About King of Prussia Dental Associates
Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa., King of Prussia Dental has been serving the King of Prussia and surrounding community for more than 30 years. KOP Dental and its dedicated team of general dentists, periodontists, pediatric dentists, endodontists, cosmetic dentistry consultants, dental hygienists and office administrators provide the highest level of professional dentistry, including emergency procedures, cosmetic dentistry, routing checkups and pediatric dentistry, and help raise money to provide for dental scholarships at local community colleges. For more information, visit http://www.kingofprussiadental.com/.
About Pediatric Dentistry of Collegeville
Pediatric Dentistry of Collegeville, based in Collegeville, Pa. is a subsidiary of King of Prussia Dental Associates that delivers quality dental care and oral hygiene to help maintain pediatric patients' oral health. For more information, visit http://pediatricdentistryofcollegeville.com/.
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SOURCE King of Prussia Dental Associates