HEALTHCARE IT: How SAFE is your patient data?

Lowes, Robert
March 2006
Medical Economics;3/17/2006, Vol. 83 Issue 6, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports on the stealing electronic health records (EHR) of patients in the U.S. Though EHR has its advantage but still privacy becomes a problem. The survey showed that privacy risk is up by 47 percent. The physicians using EHR should minimized the access of medical staff to chart and demographic data with the exclusion of clinical data. Improper usage of EHR poses a problem in the industry. Therefore, accessed of medical records without permission should be penalized in court. INSET: To minimize data theft, watch your backup..


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