7 Vital Facts About Healthcare Breaches

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Fact #1: Theft and loss trigger nearly half of breach incidents

Your greatest nemesis isn’t criminal hackers. They are laptops and removable drives. Lost or stolen assets figured in 45% of all healthcare data breaches.

Tip: Encrypting PHI is the best preventive measure you can implement. It doesn’t prevent loss or theft, but it keeps data that falls into the wrong hands from being read, making it useless. Given the frequency of these incidents, and that encryption removes the federally mandated reporting requirements, there is simply no reason not to encrypt data on any device that might be a target for theft—whether it’s in the office or carried home.