In order to understand the risk that Health Care providers face, please consider these statistics:
-Between 2005 and 2008, nearly 230 million electronic records were breached including almost 39.5 million electronic health records.
-In the past two years, the health information privacy of nearly 18 million Americans has been breached electronically, which is equivalent to the population of Florida.
-In the period September through November of 2011:
- A government benefits program suffered the theft of electronic health records of 4.9 million military personnel
- A reputable West Coast health care system experienced the electronic theft of health information for 4 million of its patients.
- A major academic medical center inadvertently disclosed the electronic health records of 20,000 of its patients
According to the HIPAA guidelines, after a data breach and in the best case scenario, you can be penalized between $100-$50,000 per record. That will add up fast and can grind your business to a halt. Consider another statistic, The U.S’ National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60 percent of small companies are unable to sustain their businesses over six months after a cyber attack.
Ignoring data security problems puts your business at risk but at Arkhon we can help you secure your business and its future.