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UCSD Health Data Breach May Have Compromised Data Of 619 Patients

UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is shown in this undated photo.

Credit: UC Medical Center

Above: UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is shown in this undated photo.

UC San Diego Health announced Thursday it recently informed 619 patients their personal data may have been compromised during a data breach involving Nuance Communications, one of the provider's third-party subcontractors.

An employee breached one of Nuance's medical transcription platforms to access the information of an estimated 45,000 people, according to federal investigators. The breach occurred between Nov. 30 and Dec. 9, 2017.

"According to Nuance, the law enforcement investigation determined that no information was further misused or disclosed and all data has been recovered," UCSD Health said in a statement.

UCSD Health patients who received a notification letter may contact its privacy office line at (877) 476-8273.


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