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OCR: Data Breaches Double Since July



In the past five months, 90 major patient data breaches have been reported. The average is 18 per month, a higher rate than previous years, the Office for Civil Rights reports.



1 comments on "OCR: Data Breaches Double Since July"
Shea Steinberg (12/6/2010 at 1:14 PM)

To me, this is not surprising considering the fact that technology now-a-days is so accessible, that one can literally walk away with people's information. I have found that storing health information in a <a href="http://www.practicefusion.com/pages/easy_to_use_EHR.html?utm_source=comment&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=PFLS ">cloud-based</a> format is more protected and secure. For example, Practice Fusion, a web-based <a href="http://www.practicefusion.com?utm_source=comment&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=PFLS">electronic health record</a> , has such high security that a single provider would not be able to afford such security alone and yet the product is completely free! Same with several email providers like Gmail or Ymail, offering a free and secure product in the cloud has become a safer alternative to storing information locally. -Shea Steinberg Jr. Social Media Specialist