You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.” I'm not defending this quip by the master quipster, founder and former CEO of Sun Microsystem, Scott McNealy, but is this the de facto consequence of the mad dash to implement EHRs and HIEs?
Lately, my e-mail inbox is full of stories about hospitals fined for what looks like minor breaches of patient privacy. In one case, a California hospital was dinged $25,000 for two employees accessing three patients’ health information. Fines for more “egregious” breaches have been higher.
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