Personal Privacy

Over 32 Million People Have Had Their Private Health Data Breached This Year

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Over 32 million people have had their protected health information breached this year, in 311 hacking incidents against health care providers that are under investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Hospitals are vulnerable because they maintain so many systems at once — medical records, billing records and also internet-connected medical devices — that get further entangled after mergers.

The AHA doesn’t make its own cybersecurity guidelines and the FDA’s are limited.

Curated from Axios

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