Push For Electronic Medical Records Must Slow Down, For Security’s Sake

I am not decrying the need to encrypt, simply concerned that the cart is typically being put way before the horse and the horse will get a hernia trying to push, not pull.

“I look forward to medical records going electronic,” said Howard Schmidt, the former White House cybersecurity czar, “but I have a tremendous amount of concern about building a really, really good healthcare infrastructure … and then securing it later.” Schmidt spoke with PCWorld at RSA 2009.

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