Monday, December 10, 2012

$7 Billion Potential Annual Cost of Healthcare Breaches

TRAVERSE CITY — The Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security by Ponemon Institute, sponsored by Portland, Ore.-based ID Experts, reports that healthcare organizations face an uphill battle in their efforts to stop data breaches.


Ninety-four percent of healthcare organizations surveyed suffered at least one data breach; 45 percent of organizations experienced more than five data breaches during the past two years.

Data breaches are an ongoing operational risk that could be costing the U.S. healthcare industry an average of $7 billion annually.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/12/06/ninety-four-percent-of-hospitals-surveyed-suffered-data-breaches/

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