Monday, October 4, 2010

Information for Thousands of Columbia University Medical Center Patients on Internet

MYFOXNY.COM - Personal information -- including names and some clinical data -- of thousands of patients at Columbia University Medical Center ended up freely visible on the Internet, Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have confirmed.

The information on 6,800 patients was "inadvertently" placed on a server, hospital officials reported. In 10 cases, the Social Security number of the patient was also visible. The hospital has taken down the information.

The information included details such as names, ages, blood pressure, heart rates, and more -- but not full medical records, according to Myrna Manners, a spokesperson for NewYork-Presbyterian.

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