Healthcare IT Security

July 5, 2006

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Filed under: Health Informatics, Medical Informatics, Privacy, Security, Software Engineering — healthcaresecurityguy @ 1:36 am

Business week last week contained an article on telemedicine. Its not first time this has cropped up in books “The world is flat” too has similiar references. As with any services in knowledge economy the work tends to float towards where there is cheap labour. It appears to me that there are a few things that mihgt have been overlooked. For starters that would be the privacy of the patient. Yet another one would be the threat to which the patient is exposed due to bugs in software. How about security of the software, it would be an interesting target for anyone from petty criminals to intelligence agencies….the rest is left to your imagination. I am sure inspite of all the risks this sector would grow..

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