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Data Breaches in Healthcare: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

December 17, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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In this Healthcare Informatics podcast, Associate Editor Gabriel Perna talks with Larry Ponemon, M.D., founder and chairman of the Ponemon Institute, about healthcare’s data privacy problem. The Ponemon Institute along with ID Experts recently released their third annual study on patient privacy. The study revealed among other things, 94 percent of healthcare organizations have suffered at least one data breach, and 45 percent have experienced more than five data breaches.  In the podcast, Ponemon discusses these starling statistics, attempting to explain why the industry has lagged behind in this area. He also explains just how much a breach costs an organization, and he touches on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement and its impact on data breaches.

Larry Ponemon, M.D.

Here’s another look at the recent Ponemon report, from Managing Editor John DeGaspari.

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