InfoWorld – Securing privacy. As medical professionals move their daily practices further and further into the electronic world, so too has the mandate grown to protect the privacy of patient information. U.S. government regulations such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) hold health care facilities responsible for bringing legacy IT systems into stringent compliance and ensuring the security of patient records.
And as a direct result of ensuring that security, some health care professionals are seeing danger in places they never would have dreamed to look before. [Privacy Digest]