Data breaches are becoming more and more common. Are you protecting your healthcare organization?
It’s never fun to hear about cyberattacks or data breaches – especially when they directly impact you or your organization.
One recent example is the cyberattack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. A still-as-yet-unknown hacker used malware to seize control of Hollywood Presbyterian’s computer system, preventing access to data and communication devices until the hospital paid a $17,000 ransom in bitcoin.1
Officials said neither patient care nor hospital records were compromised in the incident.
News of the breach stunned industry insiders, not just because it echoes the huge Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield breach of nearly two years ago that resulted in the theft of some 80 million patient records, but also because Hollywood Presbyterian was forced to pay a large fee to regain access to its data and systems.
With more and more breaches happening, now is a good time to reevaluate the privacy and security measures at your healthcare
organization. While these events often cause alarm, they can also be good reminders to take action in proactively helping increase the privacy and security
of healthcare data at your organization.