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EHRs Make Audit Trails Much Easier To Follow

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

November 6, 2013

Healthcare IT News reports on the way in which electronic health records have made catching unauthorized viewers much easier. And that has illustrated the frequency with which unauthorized access occurs, such as last month’s notification by Minnesota’s Allina Health System that 3,800 patients’ personal health data had been breached by a medical assistant who had been improperly accessing the information for three years. The Department of Health and Human Services reports that since 2009, 27 million individuals have had their personal health data compromised.
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