Recent HIPAA Breach at Minnesota Eye Consultants
On February 15, 2019, Minnesota Eye Consultants (“MEC”) learned that portions of medical records for approximately 4,556 individuals were not securely destroyed. The patient information at issue may include patient names, dates of birth, addresses and phone numbers, insurance IDs and/or social security numbers, health history and physical exams, medications, diagnoses, and treatment plans.
Minnesota Eye Consultants takes our role in safeguarding patient information very seriously, and we are troubled that this event occurred. Since the time of discovery, we have been working diligently to rectify the situation and ensure that it never happens again.
Affected patients will be notified by mail. However, there is a portion of patients for which no current contact information is available. If you were a patient of Minnesota Eye Consultants between 2004 and 2007, but have not been seen since that time, please call 1 (877) 253-3678 (Monday-Friday, 8am to 8pm CST) to determine if your information may have been affected.