Why You Need to Ensure Healthcare Data Privacy and Security

From artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) protocols, healthcare continues to embrace emerging technologies. But during this effort to achieve better ease of use and seamless interoperability, these technologies bring with them data privacy and security concerns that keep many healthcare stakeholders awake at night. Adoption of new technologies raises the risk of compromise or breach due to an increased number of connection points through which a  cybercriminal can penetrate. In fact, according to the Ponemon Institute’s Sixth Annual Privacy and Security Report, a staggering 90% of healthcare organizations have experienced a breach or attack, with nearly half having more than five data breaches in the same time period.

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