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Lake County Health Department announces two data breaches impacting nearly 25,000 patients

The Lake County Health Department announced two data breaches, one of which occurred in 2019, that compromised the data of almost 25,000 people. Jefferson McMillan-Wilhoit, the Chief Health Informatics and Technology Officer for the Lake County Health Department, said the first breach was discovered on July 22, 2019. McMillan-Wilhoit told the Chicago Tribune that the […]

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Health information of thousands of people in Lake County accidentally released

The Lake County Health Department mistakenly released personal health information of nearly 4,000 residents and staff of long-term care facilities. 3,815 long-term care facility residents and staff had their personal health information shared beyond their facility, officials said on Monday. Between June 4 and August 18, the Lake County Health Department sent weekly reports of […]