Just as most financial institutions have implemented security measures to protect access to customers' accounts and personal data, it is just a matter of time before healthcare organizations will be required to do the same.
Whitehouse Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt used wit to share his wisdom about healthcare information security in a rambling, folksy keynote address this week. He stressed that healthcare organizations of all sizes need to take security more seriously.
The spotlight is intensifying on the need to use the latest technologies to ensure the privacy and security of healthcare information, especially electronic health records.
That's largely because the HITECH Act set tougher penalties for violations of the HIPAA security and privacy rules and ramped up enforcement.
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Malicious criminal attacks have doubled, and the average cost of a data breach has increased to $204 per compromised record.
These are the headlines from the 5th annual "Cost of a Data Breach" study by the Ponemon Institute.