Don't victims of human rights abuse, refugees, LGBT individuals, and survivors of gender-based violence deserve the same kind of respect for their sensitive information as you expect when you visit a clinic?
Doctors are bound by the Hippocratic Oath to first do no harm and while they may be very good, or even the best, at what they do, the continuing parade of breach announcements in the health care area is a clear indication that many haven't a clue when it comes to information security.
Many have found inspiration and solace in Star Wars that can apply to the everyday real world, including data security. It teaches us that it is important to protect all the important data that you have with core access control.
Cellphones are being used in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, from prenatal to the last years of life, right across the spectrum of care. In health and development, "mHealth" (short for "mobile health") is the new black.
One thing is for certain: the Department of Education's mishandling of personal student financial data in this latest data breach proves that we should be wary of how the Department will utilize this type of data in the future.
With each solution along the road to healthcare reform, we uncover a new challenge. The hype gets old and we become numb. It's high time to fix a largely inefficient system for the benefit of American patients