Docs Hit by Breach In­ci­dents

Health Data Management - - NEWSLINE -

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.

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