How Confidential Are Your Medical Records?

Over the last two years, health care organizations have reported 364 incidents involving the loss or theft of information ranging from names and addresses to Social Security numbers and medical diagnoses on nearly 18 million patients — equivalent to the population of Florida.

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    I’m not too concerned about the loss of medical information but if my confidential information necessary to steal my identity is compromised I would be rather angry.

  2. Bruce says:

    Answer to your question: not very confidential.

  3. Nancy says:

    Not confidential at all, obviously.

  4. Jeff says:

    Confidentiality is a joke. No electronic medical record is secure.

  5. Virginia says:

    I don’t think there’s any way to keep this information confidential. It’s too easy to make mistakes on the security. People just need to make peace with the modern world: great technology but the privacy of a small town.

  6. Brian says:

    Interesting observation, Virgina, but it seems like people ought to have some say in how much of their records are kept electronically.