Hospitals underrate malicious intent in data breaches

Hospitals generally are well aware of what they have to do under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to ensure the security of patient data. They are also aware that their own employees might be the ones who breach that security.

However, hospitals generally underestimate the malicious intent and the financial damage involved in data breaches and are unaware they’re being targeted by perpetrators wishing to commit identity theft or medical fraud.

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