Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Electronic Medical Records Are More Easily Exposed to Theft

Four groups are currently working on a way to standardize medical records and convert them into electronic data. This effort could expose extremely sensitive information to hacking or accidental release. Dr. Halamka of Harvard believes a decentralized approach is better because the data lives in the doctor's office or hospital, not in a large central database that could be hacked. Judy Foreman, The Dallas Morning News 06/27/2006 Read Article: The Dallas Morning News

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