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Fargo's Essentia Health Apologizes for Info Breach

Updated: 07/30/2014 9:28 AM
Created: 07/30/2014 9:24 AM WDIO.com

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Essentia Health in Fargo has apologized for giving the names and mailing addresses of hundreds of patients to a private marketing company.

The breach came to light in June when about 430 patients received a letter inviting them to a seminar for people with lower back pain. At least one woman complained, and Essentia last week sent out letters acknowledging the breach and apologizing.
    
Essentia says no patient medical information was involved. WDAY-TV reports that officials issued a statement saying Essentia takes patient privacy seriously and goes to great lengths to protect patient health information.
    
Essentia also says it did not sell the names and addresses, and that the marketing company has returned the information.

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