Michigan hospital discovers unsecured link to patient data on computer: 3 details

Laura Dyrda (Twitter) –
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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Pontiac, Mich.-based McLaren Oakland discovered a file consisting of a unapproved and unsecured link to a client information file on a computer system desktop that consisted of patients information, according to a Click on Detroit report.

3 things to understand:.

1. The hospital found the unsecured link to a file containing secured health information on July 10 and instantly handicapped it. The healthcare facility carried out an examination and discovered a worker wrongly made the link insecure.

2. There is no evidence of unapproved gain access to or deceptive activity due to the error.

3. McLaren Oakland alerted the 2,219 affected patients of the breach by mail on Oct. 6.

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The medical facility discovered the unsecured link to a file containing protected health information on July 10 and instantly handicapped it. The hospital conducted an investigation and discovered a staff member incorrectly made the link insecure.

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