Nurse faces 46 counts of medical record theft; Doctor argues against EHR use;

> A Colorado nurse who worked in the intensive care unit at Boulder Community Hospital from May 2010 to January 2011 faces five counts of identity theft and 46 counts of theft of medical records. The suspect--Cannon Lamar Tubb--already has been indicted on 90 charges of attempted theft, identity theft and medical records theft at two other Colorado hospitals. Article

> Speaking of stolen records, 25 percent of healthcare organizations report data breaches and a whopping 97 percent of hospital CIOs are concerned about data security, according to Ali Pabrai, of ecfirst's HIPAA Academy in Newport Beach, Calif. Pabrai spoke at the fifth annual HIPAA Summit West in San Francisco, reports HealthLeaders Media. Article

> Physician Richard Reece argues in Technology Review that many doctors don't like electronic health records because, ironically enough, they are lifeless. "You cannot look a computer in the eye," he writes. "You cannot read its body language. You cannot talk to an algorithm. You cannot sympathize or empathize with it." He adds that statistics, no matter how they are assembled, ultimately are not "narrative" in the way that hearing a patient's story is. Article

> Faster than you might think, robots are coming after doctors' jobs, according to a recent article from Slate. And those who are most vulnerable to the rise of technology may be surprising, according to author Farhad Manjoo, whose wife is a pathologist. It's highly trained specialists--those by definition who focus on narrow slices of medicine--who may first find themselves at least partially replaced by machines. FiercePracticeManagement

And Finally... The man's first name wouldn't happen to be Plaxico, would it? Article

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