Software Advice’s "Wall of Shame"
The threat of hacking electronic medical records may be a concern to many health care providers, but software experts argue that physical theft and human error are much bigger problems.
Using data published by the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Software Advice, a computer consultation service, combed through reports of medical record breaches and found that physical theft and loss accounted for more than 60 percent of all security breaches.
Hacking comprised just 6 percent of the breaches.