Software Error Allows Students Access Medical Records

2019, Breaches, February

Who: Amsterdam’s OLVG Hospital Group

# of Records: Undetermined

When it occurred: February 15, 2019

What Happened: A mistake in the software meant that all students were able to access confidential files because they were supposed to be able to work anywhere within the hospital.

How it Happened: The loophole again highlights how difficult it is to ensure secrecy when using electronic patient records.

Outcome: The government is now planning to introduce a system allowing patients to ‘manage’ their own medical records on their computer or mobile phone and decide who should have access to what information.

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