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May/June 2014It’s not at all uncommon to read about a hospital that’s been fined because of a patient data breach.  But the financial implications of such breaches go far beyond any one fine. Lawsuits can follow and an organization’s reputation can suffer a serious blow. The bottom line: securing patient data is serious business, and the threats to secure healthcare technology are more prevalent than ever in the cyberworld. Clinical engineers, biomedical equipment technicians, and other healthcare technology management professionals have a crucial role to play in helping their organizations comply with federal rules and regulations related to patient data. Our cover story “Is Your Patient Data Secure?” looks at what healthcare organizations can do to mitigate risk and avoid potentially expensive and embarrassing breaches.

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