ProAssurance Risk Resource professionals publish the Medical Risk Resource Advisor newsletter annually. We mailed the “Is Your Practice Cyber Secure?” issue to ProAssurance-insured physicians February 12.
“With the increased use of technology in healthcare comes the growing risk of cyberattacks and cyber liability, as well as regulatory investigations, fines, and penalties. Anything created, stored, or transmitted electronically is at risk of being compromised by an innocent mistake or—worse yet—maliciously stolen by a criminal. When it comes to data breaches, not all industries are on equal ground. Some have traditionally been much bigger targets than others, and this includes healthcare.
According to an analysis of U.S. healthcare data breach statistics, ‘2018 saw a 157.67% year-over-year increase...’”