Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Medical Data Breaches Raising Alarm

From the article: "As more doctors and hospitals go digital with medical records, the size and frequency of data breaches are alarming privacy advocates and public health officials.

Keeping records secure is a challenge that doctors, public health officials and federal regulators are just beginning to grasp. And, as two recent incidents at Howard University Hospital show, inadequate data security can affect huge numbers of people…. According to an HHS database, more than 40 percent of medical data breaches in the past 21 / 2 years involved portable media devices such as laptops or hard drives."  Read more