Data of 45,000 Rush patients exposed due to third-party breach

March 6, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

The personal information of about 45,000 patients at Rush System for Health has been compromised due to a data breach at one of the health system’s third-party claims processing vendors.

The data breach, first reported by Crain’s Chicago Business, was disclosed in a Rush financial filing (PDF). The breach, which Rush learned about on Jan. 22, was the result of an employee at one of its third-party vendors improperly disclosing a file containing certain patient information to an unauthorized party.

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