Protecting confidential patient information in an EHR

I wonder if HIPAA suffices to protect patient information?

Especially if the patient data is stored in “the cloud” by a SaaS EHR vendor.

I blogged earlier about patient concerns as voiced on NPR

And here is a report from the UK:

“A study of how healthcare organisations manage personal data”

http://www.cqc.org.uk/_db/_documents/Info_governance_FINAL_PDF.pdf

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