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

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Pontiac, Mich.-based McLaren Oakland discovered a file containing an unauthorized and unsecured link to a patient information file on a hospital computer desktop that contained patients' information, according to a Click on Detroit report.

Three things to know:

1. The hospital found the unsecured link to a file containing protected health information on July 10 and immediately disabled it. The hospital conducted an investigation and found an employee mistakenly made the link insecure.

2. There is no evidence...

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