Hospital Data Breach
July 31, 2017
A number of patients of Tewksbury Hospital over the last 14 years may have had their health information compromised by a data breach, the Massachusetts Department of Health announced. People who were treated at the hospital from 2003 though May 2017 may have been affected.
A former employee allegedly "inappropriately accessed the records of a number of current and former Tewksbury Hospital patients," the DPH said. The information includes names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, gender, diagnoses, or other information about medical treatment at the hospital. It may have also included the Social Security number for some patients.
The hospital has no indication the information has been misused, the DPH said. The hospital has provided written notice to affected patients for whom the hospital has been able to reach.