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Healthcare organizations are in the most exciting times of change and disruptive innovation ever. The great promise of information technology (in which EHRs and information sharing play a lead role) is that it will enable providers and researchers to improve patient care dramatically and produce an equally dramatic reduction in costs over time. But underlying these improvements are the imperative components of information availability and trust. The only way to achieve information availability and trust is to have a solid information privacy and security program within a healthcare organization. At the heart of the program are operational safeguards that include a security management program, a systematic and recurring risk assessment, ...

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