Nick Inglis, IPRO: Healthcare Organizations Must Deal with their Shadow Information Problem

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Extract from Nick Inglis’s article “Healthcare Organizations Must Deal with their Shadow Information Problem”

A myopic focus on protecting EMR (Electronic Medical Records) systems has left healthcare organizations open to shadow information risk.

In a world where hackers and ransomware criminals are regularly compromising healthcare organizations, it’s essential to evaluate your risk areas – all risk areas.

What are our information goals?
I frequently use the acronym “EMR” [Electronic Medical Records System] to represent patient information systems. However, if you prefer EHR [Electronic Health Records], EPR [Electronic Patient Records], or any other acronym – please use the abbreviation that you find more comfortable and in alignment with your understanding.

Around the EMR, I often circle three primary goals – all our other information goals tend to be a piece of one of those three primaries.

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