Digital Medical Records Offer Benefits and Risks

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 24, 2005

From Business Week, Between You, The Doctor, And The PC – “More physicians and hospitals are putting their medical records online.” As the digitization of health care records steadily increases, there are consequences for physicians and patients alike. As diagnositic data and patient health records are made available online via hospital intranets, they are vulnerable to hackers, and security and privacy concerns increase. [thanks Lois]

Posted in E-Records, Privacy

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