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Friday, February 05, 2010

Security Gaps in Electronic Patient Data

 Obviously as the push for electronic health records is on the radar, other considerations aren't being considered

In 2009, hospitals and insurance companies were plagued by high-profile losses of sensitive patient data. In November, the insurer Health Net announced that a portable hard drive containing medical claims of as many as 1.5 million members in Arizona, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York had been lost or stolen. In October, a laptop containing social security numbers and other personal information of patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was stolen from a car parked at a hospital employee’s home. Complete article  

See other related articles on Natural Health News and listen to our interview with Dr Katherine Albrecht.

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