Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Electronic Medical Records at High Risk

We warned you didn't we? Go look at past blogs and talks we've given all over the United States. Now read this.

"The nation’s push to computerize medical records has failed to fully address longstanding security gaps that expose patients’ most sensitive information to hackers and snoops, government investigators warn."

"Two reports released Tuesday by the inspector general of the Health and Human Services Department find that the drive to connect hospitals and doctors so they can share patient data electronically is being layered on a system that already has glaring privacy problems. Connecting it up could open new pathways for hackers, investigators say."

More on this soon.



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2 Comments:

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Scot M Silverstein MD said...

See my take on this issue at the Healthcare Renewal blog here:

Another Blow to the Health IT Idealists: Sony CEO Howard Stringer, and HHS OIG, on Information Security

 
At 1:38 AM, Anonymous electronic medical records said...

Thanks for sharing this update. I hope they can find a better solution not to be hacked the files.

-mel-

 

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