Sunday, November 02, 2008

Growing Problem of Health Data Breaches

This is a comprehensive article in SC Magazine about the growing problem of data breaches in the health care industry. Now, granted the article has a heavy HIPAA spin, it's got lots of other details related to the handling of data breaches, in general.

The point is that health care is next on the breach bullseye. Health care is way behind the curve in terms of IT technology for the handling, storage and -- yes -- securing of data.

We're not talking just about the privacy around whether it's anybody's business that you had a kidney stone or a baby, but that health care data has other juicy bits -- like Social Security Numbers -- that identity thieves love.

And HIPAA, unlike its compliance cousin, PCI, is not as prescriptive or tough.


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