Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Metro Digest: SSM Warns Patients of Records Breach

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Metro Digest: SSM Warns Patients of Records Breach

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CREVE COEUR > SSM warns patients of records breach * SSM Health said that a former employee inappropriately accessed the medical records of its patients in multiple states. Unclear of the full extent, SSM said, it's notifying all 29,000 patients whose records were ever accessed by this former call center employee.

"We take very seriously our role of safeguarding our patients' personal information, and we deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this situation may have caused our patients," Scott Didion, a privacy officer with SSM Health, said in a statement released Friday.

The former employee inappropriately accessed certain records over an eight-month period between Feb. 13 and Oct. 20, the Creve Coeur-based health system said. The employee had access to health and clinical information but did not have access to financial information, including credit or debit card numbers, the health system said. …

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