Across the U.S. and throughout the world healthcare organizations have fast become the leading target for cyber criminals, with data breaches in recent years costing the industry $5.6 billion annually. Stunning statistics released by The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology revealed that in 2015 100 million healthcare records were reportedly compromised, with 47 percent of the U.S. population’s personal healthcare data exposed.
By October 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights reported health records of 14,310,091 individuals had been subjected to a cyber hack—a drastic jump from 112,784,979 the same time the previous year. In fact, in a 2016 Ponemon benchmark study, 80 percent of provider respondents admitted that their organizations had experienced a recent “significant security incident” yet up to 20 percent had basic security measures in place, with the majority of providers stating they used no firewalls or network monitoring tools.
Although under pressure to continuously consolidate systems in order to protect the confidentiality, availability and integrity of patient and network data, evidence shows that many processes have gaps and vulnerabilities that ultimately serve as “hot spots” for malicious activity. While there are significant benefits to care delivery and organizational efficiency from the expanded use of networked technology, internet-enabled medical devices and electronic databases for clinical, financial and administrative operations, exposure to potential cyber attacks. In addition, required industry laws and regulations—HIPAA, PHI, HITECH, FDASIA—are ever-changing, and while tedious security measures provide a good platform to ensure the basic protection of the infrastructure, it is no longer enough to prevent breaches.
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