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Top Healthcare Breaches And The Rising Costs To Organizations

Healthcare breaches are becoming increasingly costly to hospitals and clinics, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute.

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Inadequate Security Funding Results In Costly Breaches

Healthcare organizations often have to choose between spending on security or patient care, and funds nearly always end up going towards new equipment, according to security experts. The consequences of poor security controls and failing to protect patient healthcare data are costly data breaches, which have steadily increased since 2010, according to the Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security, issued recently by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Portland, Ore.-based ID Experts. The study analyzed 80 healthcare organizations, which included hospitals, clinics and integrated delivery systems, interviewing professionals who work in security, administrative, privacy, compliance, finance and clinical.

Continue on to find out not only which healthcare security issues are most affecting healthcare organizations but also just how costly they can be.

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