Kaiser Permanente reports cyber security incident impacting 13.4 mn residents

Kaiser Permanente, one of the leading U.S. health care providers, has confirmed that a cyber security incident had impacted the privacy of 13.4 million residents.
Kaiser Permanente plansThe U.S. health provider informed its members that the data breach happened earlier this month. Kaiser Permanente said it is not aware of any misuse of any member’s or patient’s personal information. Kaiser does not reveal the name of the technology partner, which is responsible for blocking cyber attack on its digital platforms.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are informing about 13.4 million current and former members and patients who accessed our websites and mobile applications,” Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, which operates as Kaiser Permanente, told in an emailed response to Reuters.

Kaiser has listed the cyber security incident on the Department of Health and Human Services’ breach notification portal.

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan has reported operating revenues of $100.8 billion and operating expenses of $100.5 in 2023. Kaiser Permanente had more than 12.5 million members as of December 31, 2023, a decline of nearly 51,000 members, due to the slowing pace of job growth and other economic factors.

Kaiser Permanente invested in technology that supports its physicians and care teams to improve the member experience and patient outcomes. To support convenient access to care, scheduled phone and video visits totaled more than 22 million in 2023.

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