The OpenEMR system is used around the world
Enterprise network security specialists from the International Institute of Cyber Security stated that health records of nearly 100 million patients worldwide were threatened by security problems with a popular system of patient administration.
Almost 30 vulnerabilities were found in the OpenEMR system, by a group of specialists in enterprise network security.
OpenEMR is one of the most widely used patient management systems in the world. The system managers were thankful for the security alert and mentioned that the vulnerabilities have already been patched.
Enterprise network security experts that reported the vulnerabilities found several problems in their investigation over the OpenEMR system. Many of these failures were classified as “critical” and, if exploited, would have given the attackers wide range access to medical records.
Some of the vulnerabilities would have allowed hackers with limited credentials to access sensitive data. OpenEMR is used by many hospitals and other health organizations to manage the information and treatment of their patients. It can also be used to manage hospital billing systems.
In the United States, it is used to store sensitive medical information for more than 30 million people. Worldwide, it is estimated that 100 million of patient files are managed with the OpenEMR system.