May 17, 2011
Originally appeared as Report: Push for Electronic Medical Records Overlooks Security Gaps in PBS NewsHour
Filed under Health Privacy
[The report is a] wake up call to the health care industry. [It] shines a spotlight on the need to light a fire under both the regulators and the health care industry that this is a serious issue.
As the Obama administration pushes ahead with plans to increase the use of electronic medical records, two internal reports released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services revealed "significant concerns" about security gaps in the system.