After some high profile data breaches and the most recent HHS fine, mainstream media is now turning its attention to healthcare data breach and patient privacy. The USA Today, the main’st of mainstream publications, just ran a Snapshot on the recent Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security.
As evidenced in today’s USA Today, patient privacy is a serious issue and the threats of medical identity theft to patients, is receiving an increased level of attention in the mainstream media. This is largely due to the fact (as seen in the graphic) that more personal health information (medical files and billing records) are being lost or stolen as opposed to financial data (payment details) like in the past. This presents very real and nebulous concerns for patients affected.
You can read more about the Snapshot here: Major Attention Paid to Patient Privacy as Ponemon Report Hits the USA Today