Volume 10 - Issue 3 - March 2002

As technologies in computer hardware and software continuously improve, we can work more efficiently and productively. But along with that progress, comes a disturbing and increasingly worrisome “dark side” for medical practices — particularly given the security and confidentiality mandates coming with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 2003. Everyone’s heard about newer and more destructive computer viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Most of us have suffered the frustrating e-mail and browser slowdowns caused by “denial of service” attacks against Internet se