Most Small Healthcare Practices Hacked In The Past 12 Months

By | February 20, 2012

Source: Dark Reading

by Kelly Jackson Higgins

In this 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.

… 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. “Cybercriminals are hunting for medical records,” said Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of Ponemon Institute. “The most serious issue is just the complacency small healthcare providers seem to exhibit with respect to securing patient records.”

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