Unity Point Health-Allen Hospital says it’s contacting more than 1,600 patients after it learned a former employee inappropriately accessed their personal information.
Allen Hospital says it has not received any reports of identity theft.
The hospital says the employee might have seen patient names, home addresses, dates of birth and health insurance account numbers. It’s also possible the woman saw some Social Security numbers.
Allen says the unauthorized access went all the back to September 2009. It has reported the case to the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Anyone who wants more information or has questions should call (877) 332-6271.