Administration defends security of health IT

Privacy and security issues are priorities for the administration when it comes to electronic health records, said government officials and members of a health information technology panel this week.

“Fundamentally, we recognize that meaningful use [of health IT] unquestionably brings in the privacy and security risks to the provider and to the consumers and that effectively addressing these risks is critical to the ultimate objective of furthering the adoption and proliferation” of electronic health records and information exchanges, said Dixie Baker, who leads the privacy and security work group of a health IT standards advisory committee to the Health and Human Services Department.

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