HIMSS Security Survey: Greatest Threat From Healthcare Insiders
The HIMSS survey of 283 IT and security professionals says the biggest concern is healthcare workers looking into electronic health records.
Ahead of next week's HIMSS conference for the healthcare information management industry, HIMSS reports that, despite despite progress toward secure patient information within hospitals and physician practices, more work must be done to mitigate internal security breaches and medical identity theft.
The HIMSS Security Survey profiles the data security experiences of 283 IT and security professionals. The greatest perceived "threat motivator" is that of healthcare workers snooping into the electronic health information of friends, neighbors, spouses, or co-workers (i.e., inappropriate data access).
The infographic below summarizes some of the key concerns.
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