HealthcareInfoSecurity Week in Review: Aug. 28, 2010

This week's top news and viewFederal regulators have recalculated the cumulative tally of the number of Americans affected by major healthcare breaches.

Christopher Hourihan, manager of development and programs at the Health Information Trust Alliance, suggests that to avoid the high cost of dealing with information breaches, healthcare organizations should identify multiple steps for addressing their risks.

The recent sentencing of a Chicago area physician for stealing about $13 million from Medicare and more than 30 other insurers serves as an important reminder of the need for medical record access controls.

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