Data breach at Northwest Surgical Specialists impacts 2,050 patients

Vancouver, Wash.-based Northwest Surgical Specialists reported a data breach affecting 2,050 individuals, according to the HHS Office for Civil Rights breach portal.

Here's what you should know:

1. The breach was categorized as a hacking/IT incident.

2. No business associate was present.

3. The practice reported the breach Oct. 5.

Editor's note: A representative for Northwest Surgical Specialists could not be reached at the time of publication.

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