In a notice letter to clients, the practice stated that payment information connected to money, check and credit card payments that should have remained in bank deposit bags between Jan. 27 and April 8 was missing..
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Jackie Drees –
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Saratoga Cardiology Associates has actually alerted almost 2,000 clients that their payment details might have been exposed after discovering details missing from bank deposit bags.
” SPHPMA takes this occurrence and the security of our patients secured health information incredibly seriously. We say sorry for the hassle and deeply be sorry for any issue this scenario might have caused,” St. Peters privacy officer Kate Barnhart said in the Aug. 3 letter..
St. Peters utilized a contracted carrier service to transport its bank deposit bags during the time the payment info went missing out on. The carrier service belongs to St. Peters investigation of the incident, and in response, the health company has changed its safety and security procedures and controls of its bank deposit bag process..
St. Peters is providing affected people one year of complimentary credit protection and identity theft services..
The cardiology practice, part of Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peters Health Partners Medical Associates, reported the privacy breach to HHS Aug. 3 and said it impacted 1,789 people..
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