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A report released by John Hopkins University’s Care School of Business claims large healthcare organizations experience more data breaches than smaller healthcare providers.

The latest report released by Accenture finds that one in eight individuals in England has had their medical information compromised by hackers.

According to Protenus’ Health Care Breach Barometer, the Healthcare industry experienced a reported 31 data breach incidents during the first month of 2017.

Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the United States, is warning 3.7 million patients, staff, and food and beverage customers of a data breach traced back to June 23.

A proposed bill regarding data breach legislation in New York could soon be including individuals’ medical information under the definition of personal information.

Attackers targeting the healthcare industry has been a common trend over the past few years, with over 91 million records being compromised in the largest healthcare breaches to date: Premera & Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. 

While medical ID theft continues to rise, let’s ask, what are healthcare providers doing to change this epidemic?

Despite the string of prominent cyber-attacks on the health-care industry in the last year, healthcare providers still seem to be putting security on the back burner.

A recent study published by Travelers Insurance has found that a higher percentage of US consumers are concerned by cyber threats than with personal safety.

The United States government reportedly stored sensitive personal data on millions of people who purchased insurance through ObamaCare on a computer system with basic security flaws.

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