Cybersecurity-A Serious Patient Care Concern.

@article{Jarrett2017CybersecurityASP,
  title={Cybersecurity-A Serious Patient Care Concern.},
  author={Mark P. Jarrett},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2017},
  volume={318 14},
  pages={
          1319-1320
        }
}
The world of paper medical records has almost disappeared, ushering in a new era of electronically stored, analyzed, and shared medical information that offers exciting opportunities for improved patient care. However, this major shift in information management has introduced unintended and unfavorable consequences, such as theft of patient-protected health information, wide-scale sequestering of medical records by ransomware (malicious software—malware—that permanently blocks the access to… CONTINUE READING
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