Data breach at three hospitals

Data breach at three hospitals

Tech January 25, 2016 14:49

breda - Due to a 'serious error', the data of patients from two hospitals Dutch and a Belgian hospital be on the streets. On that the Belgian IT company Iguana, responsible for sending the data files, informed the hospital Monday.

The company stressed that it is not about medical records and that the information is not useful for others. In one of the Dutch hospitals in terms of patient data from 4559. It is patient number, name, date of birth, gender, the specialty and location.

At the other Dutch hospital could a PDF file containing a technical description of software, which includes screenshots stand with the name and patient number of fifty patients be downloaded by anyone.

The consumer magazine Hotline previously brought to light that it is in the Netherlands for the St. Anna Hospital in Geldrop and the Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis (CWZ) in Nijmegen. In the case of going to the hospital, according to the Belgian Iguana to unusable data.

According to the digitization company went wrong by human error, which has been used an unsecured web server. This server has been taken offline.

Iguana is a company that, among other paper medical records for hospitals digitizes. Until the end of 2014 the company released some of the preliminary work, such as removing staples and paper clips, done by inmates. Because of the wrong perceptions among customers and in the public , the company discontinuation.

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