Report: Hospital Breaches Widespread
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.December 7, 2012
A newly published report reveals that approximately nine out of 10 U.S. hospitals have experienced a data breach within the last two years. The Ponemon Institute study also revealed nearly half of those hospitals have reported more than five breaches. On average, 2,800 records are compromised per breach, the report states, and the effect is costly. The average monetary impact of a breach to a healthcare organization every year reaches $1.2 million, totaling approximately $7 billion to the entire U.S. healthcare system.