A Missouri man, using an antenna to pick up TV channels on his laptop, was surprised to see unencrypted patient information from both local and distant hospitals.
Reported by The Kansas City Star, the man, using free software and a $30 antenna, began seeing private clinical information including:
RQSTD RTM: (patient’s name) 19 M Origin Unit: EDOF Admitting: (doctor’s name) Level of Care: 1st Avail Medical Diagnosis: TONSILAR BLEED, ANEMIA, THROMBOCYTOPENIA
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