One of the biggest issues facing modern health IT is balancing convenience and security. Tools like patient portals promote engagement, but if they are too difficult to access, they’ll be left unused. Simultaneously, IT professionals are most concerned with the security of medical data.
According to a report by Reuters, medical information can be worth up to 10 times more than a credit card number on the black market. That’s probably because – unlike issues with your finances – medical data breaches may go unnoticed for years.
Health records are valuable because they generally contain much more information than a patient’s medical history. They may include billing information and other personal data best kept confidential. To learn more about good health care practices, contact Professional Medical Services today!