Sanford Health imaging vendor announces data security incident

(SIOUX FALLS, SD) — Sanford Health says a data security incident with its imaging vendor, used for the system’s mobile heart screen trucks, has occurred.

The statement from Sanford Health, issued Friday, says DMS Health Technologies experienced a data security incident sometime between March 27 and April 24, 2023.

Patient information was potentially compromised. The type of information may vary but could include name, date of birth, date of service, physician name and exam type. Sanford Health is one of numerous DMS contracted partners affected by this event.

There will be 21,211 Sanford Health patients notified of the incident, including 10,334 in North Dakota, 4,967 in Minnesota, 2,685 in South Dakota, 1,058 in Iowa and limited numbers in 36 other states. DMS will notify the affected patients about the event.

DMS will offer free identity monitoring services through Kroll to some affected patients based on the information potentially exposed. Those details will be included in the letter they receive.

“We take this event and the security of your information very seriously. Upon learning of this event, we immediately took steps to secure our network and maintain operations in a safe and secure manner,” a statement from DMS Health Technologies said.