UPDATE – Regional Well being determines Arnprior and District Household Well being Staff knowledge impacted by IT system breach

ARNPRIOR, Ontario, Could 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jay Johnston, Board Chair of Arnprior and District Household Well being Staff (ADFHT), and Karen Simpson, Govt Director, ADFHT, launched the next joint assertion:

“On December 21, 2021, Arnprior Regional Well being (ARH) was made conscious of an unauthorized entry to their IT system. As a non-profit group ruled by a volunteer board, ADFHT purchases IT providers and homes its information on ARH’s community. We have been knowledgeable by ARH of the cybersecurity incident and initially advised that our info was not affected.

Sadly, on April 1, 2022, ongoing investigations revealed that some ADFHT knowledge had, actually, been compromised. ADFHT had concluded when the breach occurred that the private well being info in its digital medical document was not compromised, and this has been reconfirmed by cyber forensic consultants retained to conduct a complete investigation into the matter.

Working in partnership with ARH, we at the moment are notifying people that fall into the next classes that their info might have been impacted:

  • These on a doctor ready record with the Household Well being Staff from 2010-2022;
  • Sufferers of Dr. McBride in August 2007 or March 2011, Dr. Robson in June 2017, Dr. Villis or Dr. Kiskis in July 2018, or sufferers of the Arnprior Medical Group in July 2020; and,
  • People who have been contacted for the Flu Shot clinic in 2017 or 2019-2020.

Sufferers in these classes might have had a few of their private knowledge accessed. This might embrace identify, contact info, date of delivery, well being card quantity or some private well being info.

Additional info on these classes and who might have been impacted, along with what to do if you happen to imagine that you could be fall into one in all these classes is now posted on the ARH web site: https://www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca/incident/

People might fall into a couple of class due to file overlap. Please additionally notice that in case your private info with the ADFHT was impacted apart from within the classes posted on the ARH web site, then you’ll obtain a person notification.

As a company, ADFHT takes the safety of affected person info very severely and that is being handled as our highest precedence. We now have been working intently with ARH and their inner and exterior IT consultants. ARH has invested in vanguard applied sciences to guard our mutual IT system and knowledge from the ever-growing cybersecurity threats.

At the side of ARH, we’ve got arrange a devoted name centre for this incident to reply any questions sufferers might have and may be reached at: 1-833-806-1882

The Info and Privateness Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has been notified of the breach. To file a criticism, please go to: https://www.ipc.on.ca/assets/kinds/ 

We acknowledge the discomfort and concern this may increasingly trigger our sufferers, and as soon as once more reiterate our dedication to defending our programs and affected person info in opposition to cybersecurity threats.”

For extra info, please contact:

Josie Sabatino
[email protected]

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