EHR security report from Canada

I have Schneier on Security in my reader and he posted something interesting about EHR security today (link). Apparently, the Canadian government did a big audit of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and its record-keeping practices. They found lots of worrisome things such as outstanding user accounts and unknown back-doors.

Apparently, many of these issues have been addressed but this audit puts in perspective how easy it is for a huge EHR system to over-grow its own security guidelines.

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