BJC HealthCare exposes 33k patient’s PHI

From Becker’s:

BJC HealthCare in St. Louis notified 33,420 patients a data server configuration error exposed stored scans of certain documents on the internet without the appropriate security controls from May 9, 2017, to Jan. 23, 2018, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Becker’s Hospital Review.

Hospital officials discovered the exposure during an internal security scan and immediately reconfigured the server to the correct setting. According to the hospital’s investigation, no personal data was actually accessed.

The scanned documents on the server included copies of patient driver’s licenses, insurance cards and treatment-related documents collected during hospital visits between 2003 and 2009

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