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Study Examines E-Health Risks

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

February 24, 2011

CNBC reports on a new study examining the potential privacy and security risks of healthcare information as the move toward electronic health records (EHRs) continues. The new report, "Privacy and Security in Health Care: A Fresh Look," which was released this week by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, recommends steps to reduce privacy breach threats. The report looks at the reasons behind lack of privacy preparedness in some healthcare organizations, and as Deloitte's Russ Rudish suggests, such organizations should "conduct a senior management-led, board-approved audit of privacy and security risk and plan to make enhancements in support of current policies, rules and regulations."
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