NTreatment, a health technology company that offers a cloud service for doctors to manage electronic medical records, accidently leaked thousands of patient records. The company stored 109,000 files in a cloud storage server hosted by Microsoft Azure. The files included patient records, doctor’s notes and lab results, yet none of the information was encrypted. NTreatment employees failed to add password protection to the data, exposing the medical records online and putting Protected Health Information (PHI) at risk. This incident comes after months of ransomware attacks on the healthcare industry and several warnings from federal agencies urging healthcare organizations to tighten up security protocols. NTreatment will notify affected healthcare providers and says it is unclear how the data was left exposed.
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