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Lost Media Top Reason for Data Exposures

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

April 8, 2010

Since January 2008, more than 110 healthcare organizations have reported the loss of sensitive patient data affecting more than five million people, InformationWeek reports. That's according to a 2010 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society study on the security of patient data. The study found that 40 percent of respondents said data losses were due to laptop and other media thefts. The study also found that although organizations are training staff on data protection practices, a lack of consensus on who should be responsible for data security persists.
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