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From smart hospitals to Artificial Intelligence-enabled health solutions, the healthcare industry is experiencing a significant paradigm shift. While the industry has made progressions in diagnosis and patient care, creating a secure, unified healthcare system still takes the back seat.


Data Breach has impacted One in Four Patients across the US Healthcare System

As much as the healthcare sector is implementing digital technology to stay ahead in the market, there also has been a lag in ensuring data security to patients. A recent survey by Accenture has revealed that one in four patients has experienced a data breach due to technology.

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Patients are Concerned about Data Security and Privacy – Survey

A new survey from AnchorFree found that 36 percent of consumers think that their health information might be accessible by wrong people. About 68 percent of the survey population fear that their personal information would be stolen and sold.


Data Theft and Malware Attacks are seen as Major Threats in HealthIT

As every hospital continues to embrace HealthIT for their organization, there are some concerns amongst the CIOs’ about network security. A recent survey by College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), which polled almost 200 members working for healthcare organizations, revealed that malware attacks and data theft are the major concerns amongst information security and chief information officers at hospitals.


Interoperable Healthcare Data Will Be a Tempting Target

  At a panel during last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Edith Ramirez, chair of the Federal Trade Commission – America’s top privacy regulator – said she would not wear a Fitbit personal fitness tracker because of data sharing.


Blockchain Technology in Healthcare

  We have all been hearing about bitcoin and blockchain in healthcare and its uses and benefits in healthcare. The blockchain is seen as the main technological innovation of Bitcoin, since it stands as proof of all the transactions on the network.

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