Healthcare companies more than ever are using electronic records and tapping digital services. That’s also creating more opportunities for cybercriminals — who already have exposed the private medical information of millions of patients — and bolsters the case for the industry to make security priority No. 1, experts say.
Healthcare breaches have exposed 385 million patient records from 2010 to 2022, federal records show, though individual patient records could be counted multiple times.
The perception that health care facilities might be up-to-date or of higher quality because they use electronic records is absolutely erroneous. The fact is that they have made patient confidentiality negotiable and highly unstable. HIPAA is an illusion.