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Online Health Record Safeguards May Not Be As Secure As Consumers Hope

Chicago Tribune: Health Records Lost, Stolen Or Revealed Online
Almost a decade after a new law went into effect to strengthen health privacy protections, the number of breaches of patient records and databases across the U.S. suggests that personal health information is not as private or secure as many consumers might want or expect (Shelton, 4/23).

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