A look ahead: Are online medical records safe? - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

A look ahead: Are online medical records safe?

(WMC) – Accessing your medical records through the Internet is becoming increasingly popular. WMC Action News 5 Chief Consumer Investigator Andy Wise is investigating the delicate balance between safe access and invasion of privacy.

Electronic medical records, and the systems designed to let patients access them, are meant to prevent mistakes.

One of the Mid-South's health care leaders implemented a leading electronic medical record system, but privacy and security experts say it's vulnerable.

WMC Action News 5's Andy Wise asks, "Just how vulnerable are systems like this ... worst-case scenario?"

The worst-case scenario will reveal whether your medical record on the web are safe.

Watch the special report, Private Practice, tonight on WMC Action News 5 at 10 p.m.

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