Gwinnett Medical Center: Some patient information exposed on Twitter

Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Gwinnett Medical Center is investigating a security incident involving the names, dates of birth and genders of 40 patients that were exposed on Twitter after being accessed by an unauthorized user, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review Oct. 3.

The information has not been removed from Twitter as of late afternoon Oct. 3. No Social Security numbers or medical information is believed to be compromised at this time.

Gwinnett has alerted law enforcement to the incident and is "working with all appropriate entities" in an ongoing investigation. Hospital officials are working to notify the 40 patients whose information was exposed. Patient care has not been affected, according to Gwinnett.

"We take the security of personal information very seriously," the spokesperson said. "And we are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of patient and personal information."

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