Atlanta Women's Health Group Experiences Data Breach

The protected health information of over 33,000 current and former patients was exposed.

By HFT Staff

Atlanta Women’s Health Group, P.C., has confirmed that the protected health information of up to 33,839 current and former patients has been exposed and potentially stolen in an April 2023 cyberattack. A security breach was detected on April 12, 2023, and third-party cybersecurity experts were engaged to determine the nature and scope of the incident. The investigation confirmed there had been access to patient information, but the breach report did not state whether that information was copied from its systems. Atlanta Women’s Health Group said that at the time of issuing notification letters, no evidence had been found to indicate any misuse of patient data. 

For the majority of patients, the information exposed in the attack was limited to names, birth dates, patient ID numbers and other information that may have been included in medical records. Third-party cybersecurity experts have been engaged to implement additional cybersecurity measures to prevent further data breaches. Affected patients are being encouraged to monitor their credit reports, health account statements and explanation of benefit forms for suspicious activity. 

June 30, 2023

Topic Area: Information Technology , Safety , Security

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