Multiple Data Breaches Fueling Rising Costs
Nearly all of the healthcare organizations interviewed by the Ponemon Institute indicated they had at least one data breach in the past two years. The research firm said 45 percent have had more than five incidents. Ponemon estimates that the average economic impact of data breaches over the past two years for the healthcare organizations represented in this study totaled $2.4 million. Breaches costing more than $500,000 made up 57 percent of the healthcare organizations in the study.