Rising Data Breaches in Hospitals {Comments Off on Rising Data Breaches in Hospitals}

by Jim J
Figures in data breaches from hospitals continue to go up this year. Compared with 8% in 2008, compromises in data security have one up to a staggering 31%. Few of these problems are caused by hand made errors, instead, the reason for the rise in the breach of data security are the growing use of portable devices which include both laptops and handheld devices in the medical industry. With the plethora of devices and applications available nowadays, regulation is simply too slow to keep up with technology and update policies to control handling data the proper way. And last, more companies outsource work to third-parties which further complicate policies they follow in protecting user data. read more...