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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 8/21/14

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

There is an effort across America and here in Maine to digitize medical records into large databases to reduce health care costs and better share patient data among health care providers. But bigger databases are bigger targets for hackers as the theft of 4.5 million records from Community Health Systems demonstrates. Should patients have any say in how or where their personal medical records are stored?