How Can We Safeguard Patient Privacy with Eletronic Medical Records?

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We have tele-banking today and we have acceptive levels of encryption, we rarely have a problem. The first thing we did which we needed to do was pass the HIPAA act which has the critical effect of criminal realizing, misuse of somebody's information. It's always been criminal to misuse someone's banking information, but until HIPAA there was no stick with which to say if you misuse somebody else's information, that's unacceptable and society will punish you.

So we've done that and we have a whole tier of encryption of electornic tools that were developed for the banking industry, were developed for the security world, were developed for the classified world that are literally applicable to healthcare. The model is there and the reality is there are very few people who are interested in stealing your blood sugar information.