Arkansas medical center patients’ financial info exposed in lockbox security incident

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould alerted patients Oct. 29 that its third-party lockbox service experienced an IT security breach that possibly exposed their safeguarded health and banking information.

Jackie Drees –
Friday, October 30th, 2020

5 details:.

1. The center has a lockbox service for processing and gathering patient payments with Iberia Bank, which utilizes Technology Management Resources as a third-party lockbox service company to process the payments and record payment information for items gotten in the lockbox.

2. Innovation Management Resources found July 30 that a person of its employees user accounts was jeopardized which somebody might have viewed pictures of checks and associated images consisting of protected health info of the medical centers patients.

3. Technology Management Resources notified the center of the event Aug. 24.

4. The breach activity occurred between Aug. 5, 2018, and May 31, 2020, with the bulk of activity taking place between February and May 2020.

5. Client info exposed as an outcome of the incident includes names, addresses, inspecting account number and routing numbers.

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by click on this link.

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Intrigued in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

More articles on cybersecurity: Ohio healthcare facility unintentionally published safeguarded health information online: 4 detailsNearly 700,000 health records breached in OctoberMissouri hospital informs clients of worker email hack exposing PHI: 5 things to know.