EHR privacy breaches

There’s been a lot of talk about privacy protections, or lack thereof, in electronic health records, particularly in context of the economic stimulus proposal that includes $20 billion for health IT. CNN had a story Tuesday about the security of payer-generated health records.

Embedded video from CNN Video

Fear mongering or real concern? I think there’s some of both going on here.

Meanwhile, I’m counting the minutes until I get my next round of hate mail for linking to the “liberal media.” Controversy is fun!