Millions of Patient Medical Records Left Unsecured

By Tenta September 24, 2019

When a patient signs that long HIPAA form at the doctor’s office, they expect that their personal information will be kept private. That is, after all, the entire point of HIPAA. But a recent investigation by ProPublica found 187 unsecured servers — with no passwords or other basic security procedures — in the United States holding medical data in the United States, for a total of 5 million Americans whose data could have been exposed.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://tenta.com/blog/post/2019/09/medical-records