data security

A Healthcare Minute: Protecting Systems and Patient Data [Video]

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Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on ITN website and is reprinted here with permission.

CHALLENGE

Healthcare depends on patient trust — trust in the physician, in the system, in the privacy they provide. Security breaches of the IT systems that hold patient data can undermine that trust. Will patients who do not trust the integrity of health IT spill over to providers, leading some to go to other providers? Will those who remain hesitate or refuse to disclose details that physicians and nurses need to manage their healthcare?