Intermountain facilities affected by Elekta data breach

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

July 19, 2021 -- Intermountain Healthcare announced it has issued notice of a recent data security breach that may have affected the confidentiality of information related to facilities in southern Nevada that had patient data stored in software developed by radiation oncology firm Elekta.

On or around the date of May 17, 2021, the company received notice from Elekta that a server with some data relating to patients was affected in a data security incident that impacted some Elekta systems. Elekta reported in April that it had been the victim of a data security incident.

Intermountain Healthcare worked with Elekta after receiving notification. Company leaders said the incident impacted four specialty clinics in southern Nevada that use Elekta's cloud-based clinical care management system for patient care-related purposes.

The company cannot confirm if any specific information related to the impacted individuals was actually accessed or viewed by an unauthorized person as a result of the incident. However, Elekta's investigation determined that the data on its impacted systems at the time of the incident included patient names and scanned image files.

Intermountain Healthcare is notifying potentially affected individuals, as well as federal and state government regulators. Elekta meanwhile is offering free credit monitoring and identity restoration services to those affected.


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