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How Private Are Electronic Health Care Records?: There are many arguments in favor of electronic health care rec...

How Private Are Electronic Health Care Records?: There are many arguments in favor of electronic health care rec...

There are many arguments in favor of electronic health care records, including fewer medical errors and reduced costs, not to mention the sheer amount of paper saved. Unfortunately, such electronic records are not nearly as secure as we would like, especially considering the highly personal information in medical records, from Social Security numbers to mention of pre-existing conditions to notation of what medications you are taking. Recently the likes of Lockheed Martin, PBS and Sony have all had their websites hacked and, as it turns out, electronic health care records are just as vulnerable. The US government's Office of Civil Rights has a website dubbed the "wall of shame" on which are listed some 300 hospitals, doctors and insurance companies who have reported significant breaches of medical privacy in the past few years. A quick skim through the list reveals that su...

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