Friday, February 17, 2012

Most Small Healthcare Practices Hacked In The Past 12 Months

Higgins, Kelly Jackson. "Most Small Healthcare Practices Hacked In The Past 12 Months." Dark Reading, February 16, 2012. 

From the article
: "If you were wondering how safe your medical records are at your doctor's office, then this might make you sick: Ninety-one percent of small healthcare practices in North America say they have suffered a data breach in the past 12 months. The survey, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and commissioned by MegaPath, queried more than 700 IT and administrative personnel in healthcare organizations of no more than 250 employees. Among the findings: Only 31 percent say their management considers data security and privacy a top priority, and 29 percent say their breaches resulted in medical identity theft."
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See Also
Exclusive Ponemon Study on Security Issues in the Healthcare Industry, MegaPath.