McCann, E. (2012). Healthcare Data Breaches on the Rise, with Potential $7B Price Tag. Healthcare IT News.
According to the author, the third annual “Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security" found that 94 % of hospitals reported experiencing data breaches over the past two years (involving medical files, billing, and insurance records). Many breaches are a result of preventable incidents (e.g., loss of equipment, employee errors). The associated cost to healthcare facilities is staggering