May 3, 2023
The privacy and protection of our patient’s personal health information is a matter that we take very seriously. Please allow this to serve as a notification to you concerning a recent data incident at Summit Eye & Optical that involved some of our patient’s personal health information. While we are unaware of any current misuse of your information, we want to provide you with details regarding the incident, our response, and resources available to you to safeguard your identity from possible misuse.
On March 4, 2023, we became aware that an unknown person had gained unauthorized access to some of our computer systems and may have viewed some patients’ health information.
What Information Was Involved
We are providing this notification out of an abundance of caution in case someone actually has access to your personal health information that could include your full name, address, medical history and treatment and other personal information.
What We Are Doing
We took steps to address this incident promptly after it was discovered, including conducting an internal investigation to understand what had taken place and how. We have also reviewed our internal data management and protocols and have implemented enhanced security measures to help prevent this type of incident from recurring.
What You Can Do
Although we do not believe that your identity is at risk as a result of this incident, we recommend that you review the "Information About Identity Theft Protection" reference guide, which describes additional steps that you may take to help protect yourself, including recommendations by the Federal Trade Commission regarding your identity theft protection.
For More Information
If you have questions about the information in this letter, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make sure that we do everything we can for you. Once again, the privacy and protection of your information is a matter we take very seriously and we sincerely apologize for any concern that this may cause you.
Summit Eye & Optical