November 11, 2010 4:41 PM | Posted by
Roy Hadley |
I just read a recent report by the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts that states that healthcare providers are potentially suffering from large data breaches in the rush to adopt electronic medical records.
The report states that many hospitals are rushing to adopt electronic health records but in doing so are not adequately addressing data security and data privacy issues. According to the report, the hospitals could collectively be looking at losses of $6 billion a year due to data breaches. The report is entitled “Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security” and can be found here. I note that registration is required to obtain a copy of the report.
It goes without saying that any institution implementing an electronic medical records system should put data security and privacy high on the list of concerns. read more