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So Much for Doctor/Patient Confidentiality – 20,000 Patient Records

Patient Data Posted Online in Huge Breach of Privacy

Published: September 8, 2011

A medical privacy breach at Stanford University’s hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., led to the public posting of medical records for 20,000 emergency room patients, including names and diagnosis codes, on a commercial Web site for nearly a year, the hospital has confirmed….
….The spreadsheet contained names, diagnosis codes, account numbers, admission and discharge dates, and billing charges for patients seen at Stanford Hospital’s emergency room   Full Story

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