A complete EHR will contain not only personal health information; it will offer financial and identifying information as well. This information is valuable to a medical practice for identification, authorization, and billing. However, it can also be extremely valuable to identity thieves who can use it maliciously. Medical practices implementing EHR software will have to ensure their system will comply with standards for securing both personal health and financial information.

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