70% Increase in Healthcare Data Breaches

Between 2010 and 2017, there has been a 70% increase in healthcare data breaches. 176.4 million healthcare records in this period to be exact, with 75% of these records either being stolen or exposed as a result of hacking or IT incidents.

While Healthcare providers, across the US, invest heavily in data security and compliance, it is important to remember that even though the number of theft related breaches have decreased within this time period, the healthcare industry still remains heavily reliant on paper documentation, so more should be done to protect personal data from getting into the wrong hands.

Craig Hospital, a renowned rehabilitation hospital has taken the necessary steps to protect patient data, and comply with HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability act) requirements, by improving their print management solution.

Read this case study to find out how they have achieved this

Human Error Causes a High Proportion of Data Breaches