Monday, April 17, 2017

Protecting the data in electronic health records did not start with the advent of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) as many people think. Protecting health records has been a critical requirement in the healthcare space since the computers became a fixture in hospitals. Stealing EHRs is better for cyber criminals than stealing credit cards, which can be used only until the card expires, is maxed out or canceled, according to a Trend Micro study released last month. Statistic shows that it helps explain why cyber criminals are attracted to EHR data is that 91 percent of the U.S. population has health insurance. It's no wonder, then, that 113.2 million healthcare-related records were stolen in 2015

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