Protected health information on 6,800 patients at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center was inadvertently displayed on the public Internet in July, the organization has announced.

The organization learned on July 29 that the information was on an employee's computer that was inadvertently open to the Internet. Statements from the organization issued on Sept. 29 announcing the breach do not say how long the information was exposed and the organization did not respond to a request for additional details.

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