Protecting Patients' Privacy

The President's health-tech czar has a plan to ensure that health records stored on a national network don't fall into the wrong hands

As the Bush Administration pushes forward with the creation of an electronic database to hold health info for millions of Americans, a key concern for many patients is emerging: Will my records be safe from prying eyes? Credit-card companies and online retailers promised tight security but have seen their systems repeatedly penetrated by determined hackers. What will make the planned National Health Information Network any different -- and how worried should you be about the security of your health-care records? Online Extra: Protecting Patients' Privacy

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