When the War Comes To Your Office

It is my opinion that no computer system can survive an attack by a skilled and well-financed group of hackers. Most Electronic Medical Records vendors will make it sound like they are virtually invincible.

I don’t believe it.

When I heard about Iran’s program to attack computers, I worried.

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Steven Mussey MD

Steven Mussey, M.D. is a physician in Internal Medicine, practicing in the Fredericksburg area for more than twenty years. He grew up in Springfield, Virginia and earned a degree in Physics from The University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his medical degree at The George Washington University and was inducted into the medical honor society AOA. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He served in the Air Force for four years before entering into private practice. He particularly enjoys geriatric medical care and working with complex patients. For almost a quarter century, he has been practicing with one other Internist. Both doctors enjoy practice in a small, but busy office, and plan on working into their 70s, as long as they can still find their way to the office. Dr. Mussey is also an avid cartoonist and has a weekly cartoon in the local newspaper. He also enjoys cartoon animation and has had several public service cartoons playing regularly on the television cable systems. 

  3 comments for “When the War Comes To Your Office

  1. Pat
    January 20, 2020 at 9:48 am

    If cyber terrorists destroyed our EHR infrastructure, they would probably be doing patients and doctors a huge favor.

  2. Frank Savoretti
    January 20, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Get your own server; do not use cloud based systems of big companies. We use eClinicalWorks (no EMR is good, they’re all terrible!) but we have our own in house server. We’re small fry, six doctors, not a significant “target.”

  3. Rick
    January 20, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Wise words. If they can get into the super-secured Pentagon systems, we are mere sitting ducks.

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