Not Enough Funds for Patient Privacy?

Wednesday - 10/28/2009, 5:49pm EDT

A new survey has some troubling news when it comes to protecting patient privacy. Of more than 500 IT companies surveyed, 61 percent said they don't think they have enough resources to meet privacy and data security requirements. Seventy percent said they don't think their managers consider it a priority. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of The Ponemon Institute - which conducted the survey - says the findings show a lack of resources and support puts electronic health information at risk.