HIT Think No Security for Health Information

Published
  • November 14 2011, 3:58pm EST

The daily stories of personal health information being stolen or lost cannot be a surprise to anyone by now.  And PHI in EHRs or health information exchanges will continue to be released unauthorized, or stolen, because there's no real enterprise-class information management architecture in any of the HIE or EHR products that we know of.

In fact, the health care I.T. industry is riddled with very poorly designed systems from an information management and security perspective compared with, say, the world of finance.  Relatively speaking, we read about almost no leakage of financial information compared with health information, especially if you compare the relative value of financial information vs. health information.

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