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Hutchinson Clinic Makes Patients, Employees Aware of Recent Data Security Event

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Hutchinson Clinic has released information about a recent security event, which could potentially impact the confidentiality and security of information related to certain patients and employees. Staff became aware of suspicious activity related to certain Hutchinson Clinic computer systems on Dec. 21, 2022, and an investigation was immediately launched.

With assistance from third-party forensic specialists, it was determined that unauthorized access to Hutchinson Clinic’s network was gained between Dec. 19 and 12, 2022. Information potentially compromised includes patient names, contact information, date of birth, Social Security number, driver’s license number, health insurance information, medical record number, medical history, diagnosis, treatment information, and physician name.

Work is ongoing to determine what patients and employees may have been impacted. Once that is complete, those individuals will be contacted about next steps.

In the meantime, former and current patients and employees are urged to monitor their credit. Under federal law, consumers are entitled to a copy of their report from the three credit bureaus for free, annually.

More information can be found at https://www.hutchclinic.com/notice.

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