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IT Security and Record Management in Healthcare

Dr. Zachary Peterson, a Senior Security Analyst at Independent Security Evaluators, writes: With the introduction of computers to the health care system, paper medical records have given way to their electronic counterparts, allowing information to be easily accessed, shared and modified. Systems for managing electronic records are now commonplace in all major and health...

Doctor Blogs Raise Concerns About Patient Privacy

Deirdre Kennedy writes on NPR: Medical blogs have drawn back the curtain on the inner workings of the health care profession. Online readers can learn about the latest medical gadgets, read physicians’ views on health care issues, even get a peek at the inner thoughts of surgeons. But despite their attraction, these blogs have...

UK: "No one to blame" for patient info leak

Tomasz Johnson reports in the Hendon Times: Investigations into how confidential patient records were found in a Potters Bar road have failed to attribute blame for the security breach. Details of serious illnesses and outpatient forms belonging to patients at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Whipps Cross University Hospital and London Ambulance Service ended up strewn...