More than 40 million patient healthcare records have been exposed over the past 12 months.
The data from electronic health records (EHR) continues to be highly targeted by hackers and other malicious attackers, with the trend of at least one health data breach per day each year.
The truth is, it probably isn’t.
Healthcare organizations, regardless of department, must comply with HIPAA regulations because they handle the electronic personal health information (ePHI) of their employees.
Researchers have pointed out that compliance does not equal cybersecurity and that too many healthcare professionals—or w who were merely compliant ended up becoming breach victims themselves—or worse yet, their patients.
The business risks and impact of a data breach on a healthcare system can be severe, including financial losses from HIPAA fines, compensating affected patients, and data breach costs, as well as lost patient trust, damage to a practice’s reputation, and lawsuits.