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Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security
March 26, 2014, 12:00 am


The Fourth Annual Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security, sponsored by ID Experts, reveals new and expanded threats to the security and privacy of patient information in the U.S. healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is seen as a contributing factor because of the documented insecure websites, databases and health information exchanges that are highly vulnerable to insider and outsider threats. While the total number of data breaches has declined slightly over previous years, almost every healthcare organization represented in this research had a data breach. The study also found that healthcare organizations continue to struggle to comply with increasing complex federal and state privacy and security regulations.

The complete study is available for download.

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