Healthcare Data Breach May Have Exposed Patient Information

IBM starts to notify users of J&J's healthcare service program of potential exposure of personal information.

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 A data breach of a third-party database may have exposed the personal patient information stored with Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Janssen CarePath unit, a patient support platform.

The data breach, which occurred on Aug. 2, was announced on Sept. 6 by Janssen and IBM, a Janssen service provider and manager of the database. Janssen said the incident applies to patients who were enrolled in its services prior to July 2 and does not apply to its pulmonary hypertension patients.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.