Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.
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September 23, 201910 min read, 1905 words

Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

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Published: September 23, 2019  |  10 min read, 1905 words
Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, are sitting unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise. The records cover more than 5 million patients in the U.S. and millions more aro...
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September 23, 2019
The article is a lengthy read, but it does cover the issue of data security in the medical field with good breadth and detail.
September 23, 2019
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Investigative
September 23, 2019
The article shows privacy of patient records has been raised repeatedly as an issue, but that we entrust the protection to people who don't know what they're doing, and the government has weakened its efforts to protect against “willful neglect.” The article might've been better had it attempted a stab at what fraction of people's images are so easily available—the examples all seem relatively small parts of the US medical system. But the story doesn't seem sensationalized, even as it mixes in vet records as part of the problem.
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