Minnesota's second-largest health care data breach hits Children's, Allina
September 17, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of patients and donors to Children's Minnesota and Allina Health hospitals are getting letters saying some of their personal data may have been exposed in the second-largest health care data breach in state history.
The growing list of those affected includes more than 160,000 patients and donors at Children's Minnesota, and more than 200,000 patients and donors from Allina Health hospitals and clinics.
Those notified of the breach involving Children's Minnesota are being told to watch their medical bills for signs of fraud. Allina's breach notice says the information involved, including names and addresses and possibly medical information, does not put individuals at risk for identity or financial theft.