EHR coming on strong, but so are security risks

March 2011
Healthcare Risk Management;Mar2011, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p32
The article discusses a "Benchmark Study on Patient Data Security Practices" by the Ponemon Institute in Traverse City, Michigan, to determine how well health care providers are managing patient data security and privacy, as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, while they increase the use of electronic health records (EHR).


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