Michigan Medicine error exposes patients’ email address, health info: 3 details

Laura Dyrda (Twitter) –
Friday, October 16th, 2020

Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine sent out a mass email about an inflammatory bowel illness occasion without hiding receivers emails, potentially exposing health details of more than a thousand patients.

3 information:.

1. The health system sent out an email in late September without using the blind copy function, which indicated receivers could see the e-mail addresses of others who received an invitation to the occasion.

2. The error led to 1,062 patients e-mail addresses and health info being shared.

3. General medical records, Social Security numbers or other client details was not included in the info emailed.

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