Monday, September 21, 2015

Medical Records Exposed Over the Cloud!!!

I'm a guy who loves being digital.  It's just who I am.  I'll be the first to admit that.  Being digital, brings tons of advantages to the whole concept of efficiency.

However, I'm also not the type of guy who is going to sit here and tell you that being digital is not without its risks and/or problems.  And... probably the biggest of these problems is the security of a patient's data.

The security of this data is not something that can be taken lightly.  In the case of small healthcare providers such as myself or a huge healthcare conglomerate that owns multiple hospitals, every employee needs to take responsibility for the security of data.  It only takes one slip up to create a breach.

Last week it was a clerical type of error that left 1.5 million records exposed.  The data came from Systema Software, a small company that manages insurance claims.  The company somehow managed to leave a huge batch of data readily available for download.

So now it seems that the i nsurance industry also needs to have employee that take responsibility for the security of  your data.

For all the details, you can read the story on Gizmodo or by clicking here. 

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