The Anatomy of a Healthcare Data Breach
It seems like every week there’s news of another notable health system falling victim to a security breach where patient PHI (protected health information) is exposed. In fact, according to The Washington Post, healthcare data breaches have affected more than 30 million patients to date and have resulted in millions of dollars in penalties against offending healthcare providers.
This disturbing trend has hospitals, physician practices, and other healthcare facilities scared stiff. Many are re-evaluating their technology initiatives or scrutinizing their existing technology infrastructures as a result.
The fact of the matter is most health data breaches today follow a very similar pattern. Many healthcare providers that fall victim to a breach or data loss are vulnerable for the same reasons — reasons that can be easily identified, outlined, and ultimately, corrected.
In The Anatomy of a Healthcare Data Breach you’ll gain an unbiased look at the root causes behind some of the most prolific health data breaches to date. Then receive proven tips and advice for how to shore up your health data defenses.