Wednesday, July 9, 2014

HHS: 4.6M Californian Privacy Breaches Since 2009

About 4.6 million Californians have had their personal health information (PHI) breached or stolen since 2009, part of the nearly 32 million US residents affected, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)data.

Experts say the data raise concerns about security measures being taken as the federal government pushes providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs).

"Those numbers, taken from new U.S. Health & Human Services Department data, underscore a vulnerability of electronic health records (EHRs)." - Orange County Register
While EHRs are contributing to improved healthcare delivery and outcomes, they can also facilitate identity theft and data privacy breaches. Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect such data thefts and breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Millions of electronic medical records breached - www.OCregister.com, 07/07/2014

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