Confidential Ohio medical records exposed

Derrick Waller reports:

A Cuyahoga County man said he stumbled upon a data breach involving medical records filed by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

The man, who did not want to be identified, said he filed a claim with the department. When he logged onto the state BWC website and entered his personal claim number in order to view his medical records, he found out two documents belonging to other patients had been filed into his account.

One of the documents included a patient’s full name, his doctor’s name, his ailment and diagnosis.

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