Potential compromised patient data at McLaren Oakland in Pontiac
DETROIT – On Oct. 6, McLaren Oakland notified 2,219 current and former patients of a potential compromise of their personal data on a hospital computer. On July 10, 2020, representatives from McLaren Oakland became aware of a computer desktop file containing an unauthorized and unsecured link to a file containing patients' protected health information. Following an investigation, McLaren Oakland officials have discovered that the link was inadvertently rendered insecure by an employee, and that there is no evidence of fraudulent or criminal activity related to this incident. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights has been notified of the incident, and McLaren Oakland will cooperate with the Office in its review. The notification letter includes details on identity theft monitoring and protection services offered through McLaren, free of charge.