Docs Hit by Breach Incidents
The vast majority of U.S. physicians say their practices have experienced a cybersecurity incident, as the American Medical Association said the healthcare sector needs to increase cybersecurity support for medical practices. A survey of 1,300 physicians found that 83 percent of respondents have experienced a cyberattack, and 74 percent say they’re most concerned that future attacks could interrupt their ability to deliver care in their practices, while a similar percent say it could compromise the security of patient records. Some 53 percent say future attacks could jeopardize patient safety. The research was released by the AMA and Accenture.