Kaiser Permanente sent a notice describing a security incident that may have impacted the protected health information of some patients who may have been affected by an unauthorized breach of patient information incident on April 5, 2022.

Patients of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington were notified in June that an unauthorized party had gained access to an employee’s emails on April 5 where patient data including first and last names, dates of service, laboratory test information and medical record numbers were potentially exposed, according to a statement Kaiser Permanente sent to patients.

Although sensitive emails were exposed, the health conglomerate said it had “no indication” that the patient information was necessarily accessed by the party and email access was reset and terminated within hours.

The full specifics of the unauthorized access were provided to individuals affected in a letter sent by Kaiser Permanente on June 3, 2022.

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