Hospital Paper Records and Films: Most Common Data Breach in Hospitals

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Hospitals have always been a target for criminals because they contain untold troves of data that can be used in an infinite number of ways. A healthcare data breach not only gives them access to all kinds of sensitive medical information, but also financial and insurance data that can be used to fuel their scams. In a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, researchers found that hospitals accounted for a third of all breaches, affecting more individuals than any other type of breach.  But what may surprise you is that it was paper files and films that were most likely to be stolen, with network servers being the least likely. Learn more about what your risks are and how you can keep medical records safe.

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Topics: Information Security, Hospitals

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