Medical Records Privacy

In today’s world, people are afraid of companies like Google, Facebook, and other social media sites sharing and tracking our private lives. But the real threat to our privacy and identity comes from the world of electronic medical storage.

A study done by the Ponemon Institute found that 94% of polled healthcare organizations have suffered ‘data breaches’ that exposed patient records. 45% of the organizations reported that they had more than 5 significant data breaches in the past 2 years.

Lesson to be learned? If an organization doesn’t need the information to treat you, push back and don’t give it.