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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Smartphones blamed for increasing risk of health data breaches

Smartphones blamed for increasing risk of health data breaches


The number of physicians using smartphones has reached a near-saturation point. Meanwhile, the number of data breaches is going up.
Coincidence? Leading experts think not.
Recent reports by Manhattan Research have found more than 81% of physicians use a smartphone, up from 72% in 2010. Also on the rise have been data breaches, which, according to research released in December by Ponemon Institute, have risen 32% in the past year. Ponemon found that 96% of all health care organizations surveyed said they had experienced at least one data breach in the past two years.

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