Harrisburg Gastroenterology Notifies Patients of Privacy Incident

Saturday, April 29, 2017 Research News
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HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harrisburg Gastroenterology, Ltd. announced today that it is notifying individuals

related to a privacy incident involving certain patient information. 

On March 17, 2017, following an investigation of potentially suspicious system activity, Harrisburg Gastroenterology determined that an unauthorized

individual could have potentially accessed patient information. While it does not have specific evidence that any unauthorized individual did in fact access or obtain any information from its systems, Harrisburg Gastroenterology is notifying its patients in an abundance of caution. The patient information contained in its systems included patient name, demographic information, Social Security number, health insurance information, diagnostic information and clinical information. 

To help prevent a similar incident from occurring in the future, Harrisburg Gastroenterology is enhancing its existing security measures relating to protection of patient information. 

Harrisburg Gastroenterology began mailing letters to affected individuals on April 28, 2017, and has established a dedicated call center to answer any questions.  For additional information about this incident, please visit the Harrisburg Gastroenterology website at https://www.hbggastro.com/

Harrisburg Gastroenterology, Ltd. has been dedicated to serving the medical needs of Central Pennsylvania for over 35 years. Over the years, we have expanded to serve the needs of our patients and continuously strive to create a professional and pleasant office. From our spacious and comfortable reception and waiting area to our private check out and scheduling areas, our facility was designed with our patients in mind.

For more information about Harrisburg Gastroenterology, please visit https://www.hbggastro.com/

 

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SOURCE Harrisburg Gastroenterology, Ltd.



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