“Only a Matter of Time”

The debate on healthcare has been raging on national news platforms for some time now. But it is likely that healthcare will return to the spotlight for a much more frightening reason. Experts believe that it is only a matter of time before health care records come under attack on a massive scale. Although the Federal Government has recently taken steps to help ensure information security, these measures do not sufficiently address the protection of healthcare data. The use of this compromised information could range from identity theft, to information ransom, to any number of crimes that could be associated with compromising a system containing vital information on the majority of Americans. http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/cyber-hack-health-records-matter-time-108486.html