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Healthcare organizations still too lax on security

Jaikumar Vijayan | Aug. 20, 2014
The data breach at Community Health Systems that exposed the personal information on more than 4.5 million people is a symptom of the chronic lack of attention to patient data security and privacy within the healthcare industry.

The unfortunate reality is that most healthcare providers have little concern for having IT security, he noted. "There is no incentive for them to invest, nor is there any material consequence for their failure to protect their infrastructure. HIPAA has had little to no effect in protecting patient data."

 

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