Don’t Forget the Physical
We Are (Still) Living in a Material World
Tanya is the senior gastroenterological fellow at a large private hospital in a medium-sized city in the Northwest. As a physician working for a large, diverse practice, she is well versed in the protection of medical data, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), and similar medical records–keeping regulations intended to help preserve the privacy of patients’ personal medical data. In order to maintain up-to-date patient records, which takes her hours at the end of each workday, Tanya has a work laptop computer she uses at home that connects her to the hospital’s servers via a VPN (virtual private network), which is completely secure
The laptop ...