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Health care reform law increases security, privacy threats: Survey
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a contributing factor in new and expanded threats to the security and privacy of patient information in the U.S. health care system, according to a study released Wednesday. Websites with documented security issues as well as database and health information exchanges that are “highly vulnerable to insider and outsider threats” are among the issues, according to the study conducted by the Traverse City, Mich.-based Ponemon Institute L.L.C. and sponsored by Portland, Ore.-based ID Experts Corp.