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Study: Uptick in Regulations Hasn't Prevented Uptick in Breaches

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

April 11, 2012

Healthcare IT News reports on a new study indicating healthcare providers are "still badly lacking when it comes to privacy protections." Increased and more stringent regulations on reporting and auditing procedures have not succeeded in reducing the number of breaches in recent years, the report states. Rather, breach incidents have increased in the last six years, with more than two-thirds of those surveyed having experienced a breach in the last 12 months. The 2012 "HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data" also found that human error was the leading cause of security breaches and mobile devices also pose a significant risk.
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