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Axel Wirth | 02 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Today's healthcare IT environment is complex and reaches beyond the walls of your hospital. Federal regulations are incentivizing clinicians to cooperate across boundaries, but have also brought us stricter privacy rules. Within a few short years we have moved from "data wants to be free" to "data is free".

We have left the traditional model of information sharing and controlled access behind. Clinicians are mobile and we are exchanging data with other stakeholders in the healthcare community - all with the goal to improve quality and availability of information, provide better patient care, and reduce cost. However, at the same time we know that our old approach to compliance and security no longer meets the challenges and demands of today's IT environment and threat landscape.

To illustrate the point, we can look at the example of ePrescription and Health Information Exchanges (HIE). Both have in common that sensitive PHI needs to...