After the recent hacking scandal of so many retailers and banks, many question the integrity and safety of the ?cloud,” says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century.?This article makes a great point, that like anything else… including our finances and credit records, it is ultimately each individuals responsibility to keep vigilant on their own personal information. Technology, at this juncture, is never going to be “fool proof!”
The U.S. health care system is gradually migrating from paper to electronic health records — a move that is meant to improve the quality of care and reduce health insurance and other costs. But is the move endangering the safety of your patient information?
Electronic health records allow patients to play a more active role in their care and “help doctors by facilitating access to the information they need when and where they need it,” says Erin Mackay, a health information technology specialist with the nonprofit National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, D.C.
From Bankrate.com: Are your electronic health records safe?