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$210 per compromised medical record

October 20th, 2009

 I was surprised to see the average cost of a data breach exceeded $210 per compromised record, creating an opportunity for computer crime rings to traffic in stolen medical records, according to a study sponsored by LogLogic.

 
The study shows patients may be surrendering their privacy as the $2.5 trillion medical industry pushes to accelerate the pace of digitizing health information records, prompted by federal stimulus funding.
 
 
According to the report the new HIPAA rules will help improving 
the protection of medial records. (see my post on new HIPAA rules)
 

 

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