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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences notifying 280,000 Medicaid patients after hack

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSUCHS) takes the privacy and security of our patients’ information very seriously. Regrettably, this notice is regarding an incident in which some Medicaid patient information may have been compromised.

On November 7, 2017, we learned an unauthorized third party had gained access to folders on the OSUCHS computer network. These folders stored Medicaid patient billing information. On November 8th, we took immediate action to remove the folders from the computer network and terminated the third party access. We also launched a thorough investigation, including hiring an independent data security firm. The firm assisted us in determining whether the folders had been compromised.

The investigation could not rule out whether the third party explicitly accessed patient information. The information in the folders may have included patients’ names, Medicaid numbers, healthcare provider names, dates of service, and limited...(continued)

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