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“You Need to Know Where Your Data Lives and Breathes.”  A conversation with Allscripts Kevin Ritter on Security and Meaningful Use Stage 3

Meaningful Use Stage 3 final rule has been released, and healthcare executives and partners across the industry are still reacting.  Kevin Ritter, Vice President of Managed Services at Allscripts sat down with Healthcare Informatics to discuss the latest requirements, the massive impact MU Stage 3 will have on security issues, and the security strategies needed to protect PHI across the enterprise.  

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