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Essentia Health acknowledges ‘breach of patient information’

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FARGO — About 430 Essentia Health patients recently received notice of a “breach of patient information” resulting from a marketing firm’s involvement in promoting an education seminar for patients.


A letter touting a “free educational event” was sent June 6 to patients suffering from lower back symptoms, inviting them to learn about “new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.”

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to