Posted on October 13th, 2010 No comments
Research by the Open Security Foundation shows more than 275,000 incidents where medical information theft occurred in the U.S. last year. Past breaches in electronic health record security have resulted in identity theft, false medicare and medicaid claims, and credit card scams.
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The Truth about Electronic Medical Records
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMASS) data loss incident circa 2009-08-21
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Hacked server exposes 20 years worth of students Social Security numbers
Frost & Sullivan estimates the Health Information Technology market by revenue in 2008, in APAC (Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Australia) was close to USD5.04 billion with an annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8 percent from 2005-2008. Although the APAC healthcare IT market represents currently only 2.1 percent of the total healthcare market, it is very likely that the figure could double if not triple that in the next 10 years, according to Frost and Sullivan analysts.
The Obama adminstration’s chief for healthcare IT technology David Blumenthal, MD, was on the healthcare IT message from dawn to dusk Thursday – a part of the White House campaign to save its troubled healthcare reform plans. The day started with an open letter from Blumenthal about the benefits of electronic health records and ended with another open letter from him on the $1.2 billion HITECH grants that had been announced earlier in the day.
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Blumenthal on healthcare IT message from dawn to dusk