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Keeping your medical record private

The healthcare industry has been in the forefront when it comes in introducing breakthrough technological innovations; that has also brought an increasing number of threats. Moreover, governments worldwide have been introducing regulations to increase the security requirements of the industry with HIPAA in the US and in the EU being the most well-known.

With everyone’s health records going digital and with literally everything trying to be connected on line these days, it is understandable that security regarding something as personal as your health records must be a priority.

Imagine the ramifications for an organisation if the records of its patients became public for some reason, not even taking into consideration the legal backlash, only the loss of trust and the bad press would probably be enough to bring it to the ground.