A data breach was reported by PeakTPA, a manage care organization that works with Piedmont Health Services.
Piedmont Health Services is a Triad healthcare provider with Alamance County locations including:
- Burlington Community Health Center
- Charles Drew Community Health Center in Burlington
- Scott Community Health Center in Burlington
- Sylvan Community Health Center in Snow Camp
Piedmont Health Services has used PeakTPA as a vendor for administrative services for claims payments for a few years, according to a news release.
The breach affected 81 of PeakTPA’s current and former clients. PeakTPA said patient data stored in two of its cloud servers were accessed in a ransomware attack that the company first became aware of on Dec. 31, 2020. Piedmont Health was notified of the breach on Jan. 23.
PeakTPA said it investigated the situation and contacted federal law enforcement.
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A third-party investigative agency discovered that the information accessed in the breach was patients’ name, date of birth, address, social security number and diagnosis codes. All affected patients have been notified about the information breach, according to the news release.
Following the attack, PeakTPA said it took steps to rebuild the compromised servers and add more security, and Piedmont Health Services has also adopted additional security programs.
PeakTPA recommends that patients with compromised information review account statements and monitor free credit reports. Anyone who may have been affected by the security breach can contact PeakTPA at 1-855-761-0196 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
— Breaking news reporter Rachel Berry can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @racheldberry.
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