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Opinion: eHealth Records Deserve Protection

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

August 12, 2011

In an opinion piece, The Windsor Star writes that the recent loss of approximately 12,000 colon cancer screening reports raises privacy concerns around eHealth records. The column asserts that the loss of the tests "should also be raising concern about the ability of eHealth...to manage sensitive health information and ensure privacy." The loss of sensitive health data "could have a profound impact on families, careers and an individual's future if it gets into the wrong hands." One IT specialist said of the eHealth project that no data is secure and a "guarantee of privacy remains impossible." 
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