While healthcare systems are working on how to best integrate and utilize EMRs and EHRs, the issue of privacy has arisen in an unexpected way — unintended breaches into patient medical documents. Nurse and blogger, Jennifer Thew, RN, MSJ, discusses health IT in her September post, Keep Your Cyber-hands to Yourself: EMR and Health IT Security is Essential.
Two questions are posed by Thew:
- Is it because healthcare is adopting EMR and Health IT at such a rapid pace that implementing and securing technology is overwhelming?
- Or is cyber-theft unavoidable in our technology-laden world? Read the full post