The Obama administration expects huge savings from electronic health records. Did their analysis take into account hackers hijacking the database? It may cost Virginia $10 million. WaPo reported:
Hackers last week broke into a Virginia state Web site used by pharmacists to track prescription drug abuse. They deleted records on more than 8 million patients and replaced the site's homepage with a ransom note demanding $10 million for the return of the records.
Savings may not be as great as projected, unless they budgeted for ransoms. Instead of diverting drugs, hackers diverted a whole database.