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Report: VA Used Unencrypted Network To Send Health DataReporting Technology’s Impact on Healthcare

Posted Mar 08 2013 12:00am

A report by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General finds that VA has transmitted veterans’ private information including electronic health record data, birth dates and Social Security numbers over an unencrypted telecommunications carrier network. According to the report, use of the network makes the data vulnerable to hackers. FierceGovernmentIT et al.

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