Hospitals Seeing More Patient Data Breaches
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:46 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:19 PM
Well said. Human beings are still human and still make mistakes. There must be some sort of physical control. Rules and regulation are not doing the job.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:51 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:13 PM
Sorry, I don't like him a bit better than you. He inherited this problem and it came in soon after the Internet was opened to traffic. He could do more, so blame him for the right things.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:34 AM
According to a recent article in the AARP magazine, American hospitals kill and maim as many people every year as would die if a jumbo jet crashed every week. Wrong medications, overdoses, staph and Mrsa infections, wrong surgical procedures, etc all take place regularly. I can testify--a 13 year-old relative was given the wrong medication for an asthma attack and died from heart failure. 13 years old! A friend was admitted for pneumonia and came our permanently crippled from a spinal staph infection. Two different hospitals.
A data breach at the hospital is the least of your problems. Best advice: eat well, exercise, drive carefully and stay away from hospitals. If you don't go there, they won't have your data and they can't harm you.