In our May “Up Font” column, we discussed the risk of exposure we all face through the growing availability of patient information disseminated to many people through multiple devices. Earlier this year, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed a lawsuit against Health Net of Connecticut, claiming the company did not secure patient medical records and financial information prior to a security breach that affected 446,000 Connecticut enrollees.

Has your organization taken steps to encrypt patient information? Share your best practices on how your facility and department work to mitigate this serious risk to our privacy.

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