[ Wednesday, July 09, 2014 ]
Jeff [4:57 PM]
According to this report
, 32 million Americans have been victims of EMR data breaches. Some say this is an indictment of the EMR concept, but I think it's more of an acknowledgement that privacy/security is hard, and digitization of information has some risks. Considering this many breaches as proof that EMRs are a bad idea ignores the benefits EMRs also bring. It's important to consider this as an additional cost of digitization of records, and EMR evangelists do tend to ignore the costs. But EMR haters can't ignore the benefits, either.
Balance. . . .
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