myNurse, a healthcare startup that gives persistent care administration and distant affected person monitoring companies, stated it’s going to shut down on the finish of the month after reporting an information breach that uncovered private well being info of its customers.
The startup, which launched as Salusive Health, stated in a data breach notice filed with the California lawyer common’s workplace that it found a breach on March 7 throughout which an unauthorized particular person accessed the corporate’s protected well being information. The information breach discover warned that sufferers’ demographic, well being, and monetary info was accessed, together with names, telephone numbers, dates of beginning, but additionally medical histories, diagnoses, remedies, lab check outcomes, prescriptions, and medical health insurance info.
myNurse stated within the information breach discover that its choice to shutter its enterprise “is unrelated to the info safety incident,” however didn’t present a purpose for the sudden shutdown. The corporate stated it started notifying affected sufferers on April 29, the identical date as its information breach notification, greater than seven weeks after the breach was found.
myNurse co-founder and chief govt Waleed Mohsen offered TechCrunch with a brief assertion saying the corporate was contemplating “how greatest to regulate our enterprise mannequin amid a altering healthcare panorama,” however declined to reply any of our questions concerning the information breach, together with why it took the corporate seven weeks to inform affected sufferers or if myNurse had carried out a third-party safety audit of its methods previous to the breach.
Mohsen additionally declined to say what number of sufferers are affected in whole. Underneath the legislation of California, the place myNurse is headquartered, firms should notify the lawyer common’s workplace if greater than 500 persons are affected.