Friday, 13 January 2017
2016 a banner year for EHR security breaches
Security breaches of electronic protected health information (ePHI) continue to plague the healthcare industry—and the trend shows no signs of abating.
More than 25 million patient records were reportedly compromised as of October 2016. And then, in November, the cases spiked: There were 57 health data breaches—the most in any one month this year, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer.
What’s even more concerning is that inside employees were responsible for more than half of November's breaches, a notable increase from past months.