Privacy doesn’t matter if your data isn’t secure.
In the past, the healthcare industry has focused on patient privacy. But security is not the same as privacy, and this leaves many records vulnerable to attack.
Security improvements in the healthcare industry are urgent; criminal attacks against healthcare organizations have increased by 125% in the last 5 years.
The recent Anthem breach has been a wake-up call for many healthcare organizations who haven’t made security a high priority in the past. Looking forward, how will these healthcare companies keep their data safe in the future?
A look back at the Anthem hack and what possibly could have prevented the breach of 80 million customer records.
Healthcare records and medical data theft are up 8.9% since 2012, accounting for 43.8% of the total data breaches in 2013.
To better secure personal data, the federal government is now requiring FBCA cross-certified certificates for any company exchanging electronic health records a federal agency.
New standards for secure information exchange is enabling compliance with federal health information requirements that previous technologies can’t offer.