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EHRs and the Security of Patient Information

EHRs and the Security of Patient Information

Most of the highly publicized cases of security breaches involving personal health information have been due to lost or stolen laptops and storage devices. But EHRs are full of personal health information that practices must ensure is protected. And, a recent study showed the general public is still very concerned about the security of EHRs, which could be a barrier to adoption.

In this podcast, Susan Shepard, director of patient safety education at The Doctors Company, a physician-owned professional liability insurer, discusses the security of patient health information in EHRs.

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