Geisinger Health System data breach affects 2900 patients (US)

For instance: recent reports of the VA using non-secure tools like Google Docs to share patient information (MobileHealthWatch), our own recent reports of a year-long study of EHR data errors [TA 21 Dec], Ponemon Institute’s estimate of $6 billion annually in data breaches [TA 2 Dec]. and no real solution due to the HIT talent shortage [TA 21 Dec]. Three problems: the more data there is electronically, the more vulnerable it is to breaches; how to share safely between clinicals and offices; how will it not break under the weight of telehealth data? No wonder CIOs, CMIOs and HIT staff have cornered the market on aspirin and similar headache remedies….