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Default Patient Data Posted Online in Major Breach of Privacy

Hopefully they will review this incident and take steps so something of this nature does not happen in the future.

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A medical privacy breach led to the public posting on a commercial Web site of data for 20,000 emergency room patients at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., including names and diagnosis codes, the hospital has confirmed. The information stayed online for nearly a year.

Since discovering the breach last month, the hospital has been investigating how a detailed spreadsheet made its way from one of its vendors, a billing contractor identified as Multi-Specialty Collection Services, to a Web site called Student of Fortune, which allows students to solicit paid assistance with their schoolwork.
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Hopefully they will review this incident and take steps so something of this nature does not happen in the future.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/us...h.html?_r=1&hp

A freakin' YEAR????

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