Patient Alert Notice: Cyber Ransomware Attack 1/10/2021

Notice To All Patients:

Gastroenterology Consultants, PA experienced a cyber ransomware attack on January 10, 2021. We have resolved the cyber issues and remediated and restored our systems to a more secure state. After undertaking an extensive data mining process to determine specifically whether any patient or employee had any sensitive Personal Information or Personal Health Information exposed, we, unfortunately, learned that the time and effort to manually review thousands of documents was not cost-effective. Therefore, although there is no evidence of any unauthorized use of patient or employee data, we have determined it best to issue mail notifications to all employees and patients detailing the specific type of information potentially exposed. Our EMR system (patient medical records) was not impacted by the breach, however, there was some Personal Health Information and/or sensitive PI such as Social Security numbers included in PDFs or excel files prepared by employees to facilitate patient processing. Those patients with potential SS# exposure (less than 50 total) will be provided free credit monitoring along with any employees with sensitive PI exposure. We have issued media notices and we are available to answer any questions about your personal information exposure. If you have any concerns, please contact us at potential_databreach_questions@gastroconsultants.com. Or toll-free at 866-789-8072.

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