The Healthcare industry is increasingly reliant on connected computer networks to help deliver better care, to more patients, at a lower cost. And while the benefits for care providers and their patients are clear – so is the growing technology risk.
Healthcare providers face a significant threat from patient data security breaches – research shows that over a two year period, 94% of hospitals were exposed by a breach¹. Not only does this present a clear patient data security threat, but it can also significantly damage the provider held responsible – with reports suggesting that providers could lose $305 billion in patient revenue over the next five years due to cybersecurity attacks².
¹ Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy, Ponemon Institute, December 2012
² The $300 Billion Attack, Accenture, October 2015