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Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies by Steven Hernandez, Corey Schou

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CHAPTER 26

Healthcare

Internationally, healthcare systems are relying increasingly on technology for improvement in efficiency, safety, patient outcomes, and enhanced communication between patient and practice. Many economies are rapidly adopting electronic health records (EHRs) as a means to streamline operations and keep better operational control over costs and processes. While EHRs can lead to substantial increases in patient satisfaction, health record portability, and cost savings, they can also lead to substantial exposure if not protected properly. Laws in different economies vary. We offer some general advice; however, you should always seek local advice on specifics.

Overview of Information Assurance Approach

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