From USA Today:
The truth is, paper records are inherently more secure. To steal 10 million electronic user records from a government agency, all you might need is a cracked password and a thumb drive. To steal that many records on paper, you’d need a fleet of trucks and an uninterrupted month.
A few years ago I would have scoffed at this. Now I am not so sure. The features that make electronic records so useful and easy to use also make them easy for thieves to steal and abuse.
On the other hand the potential good that will come from aggregated electronic health data is so great and has such enormous potential to enhance the human condition we need to find some way to make it secure.
The linked article refers to an LA hospital that suffered a ransomware attack I featured last week.