According to a survey conducted by GlobalSign, an IT security specialist, breaches that cost healthcare organizations as much as $100,000 per incident are happening every day in the US, despite the focus of healthcare organizations on regulatory compliance:
- 34% of respondents’ organizations have experienced a patient-records data breach within the past two years.
- 10% of respondents believe that data breaches that cost organizations $100,000 per incident occur daily
- Yet 56% of respondents are spending 25-100% of their workweeks devoted to compliance, with 54% spending the most time on HIPAA
- 79% of respondents find that identifying effective tools that can provide both security and compliance is moderately to extremely challenging
Surveyed were 107 IT administrators, managers and C-level executives from organizations of various sizes, with 50 percent working for organizations that employ at least 5,000 people. HealthcareITNews. GlobalSign release.