The best way to persuade physicians to take information security seriously is to explain the business risks involved, says Robert Tennant, senior policy analyst with the Medical Group Management Association, the trade group for physician group practice administrators.
Shifting from desktop PCs to thin clients can provide a more secure way for clinicians to access electronic health records, says Dee Cantrell, R.N., chief information officer at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.
Just how common are information breaches at hospitals? That depends on which survey you believe.
For example, a survey of 220 hospitals released April 20 found that 84 percent of U.S. hospitals have at least one breach incident a year, and 42 percent have at least 10 incidents. Earlier this month, another survey...