Advance for Health Information Executives
Jan 13, 2010
Why do information security at all?
It’s an interesting question and one that’s simple to answer. We “secure” or protect information that has value. Often-cited examples include national security information, battlefield intelligence and trade secrets. In the health care industry, patients and their families entrust us with their personal information along with their personal health and safety. A violation of this trust can have consequences ranging from personal embarrassment to medical identity theft.