Data Breach Affects 21 Hospitals. 1.6 Million People

By Dan Hounsell
June 24, 2021

The hits just keep coming for IT managers in healthcare facilities looking to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and begin the return to pre-pandemic operations. 

Catholic Health's Mount St. Mary's and Sisters of Charity hospitals, Marshall Medical Center and Harbor Regional Health Community Hospital have been added to the tally of CaptureRx data breach victims, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. The four hospitals are among 21 hospitals and healthcare organizations targeted by the ransomware attack that exposed patient data. 

CaptureRx, a San Antonio-based health IT company, helps hospitals manage their 340B drug programs, reported unusual activity in some of its files in February. Compromised files contained patient records with protected health information, including names, birthdates and prescription details. CaptureRx notified hospitals of the attack in April.

CaptureRx reported that there are 1,656,569 known victims affected by the breach.

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