TQ TeleConnection- March 2019

Nearly 300 breaches last year exposed 11.5M patient records, Bitglass says

Breaches cost healthcare organizations more than just lost revenue from service interruptions. Ransomware attacks exact huge sums to unlock encrypted systems, and HIPAA fines for compromised records can be hefty. Potential damage to brand image can also discourage new customers and send current ones in search of new providers or health plans. 

Despite some progress, EHR vulnerabilities and underfunding for cybersecurity continue to put many health systems and other organizations at risk, oftentimes from their own employees. 

Healthcare Dive (2/27/19)

Meg Bryant