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Survey: 8% of healthcare groups say they've been hacked in the last year

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:10pm
Mass Device

A survey of healthcare CIOs, IT directors and other leaders reports that 8% said their organization was hacked in the last 12 months.

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In a recently released survey of 200 healthcare chief information officers, health information technology directors and other leaders, 8% said their data had been hacked in the last year, representing a small but notable threat to patient and hospital data security.

Loss or theft of sensitive patient medical records and hospital data makes headlines around the country, creating momentum around boosting security and data encryption, but there's still a "long way to go," according to the report.

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