There’s no shortage of memory media at healthcare organizations; maintaining control of their whereabouts is a significant challenge for IT staff.

Even hard drives, which are wired into computing devices, can be hard to track when they’re removed. Centene, a health insurer offering coverage through the Medicaid, Medicare and health insurance exchange markets, recently announced that it could not account for six hard drives after it conducted an inventory of its information technology assets. Those hard drives contained personal health information or other data from about 950,000 individuals.

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