Healthcare Organizations, Is Your Patient Portal Secure?
Michael R. Bertoncini and Valerie Jackson of JacksonLewis write:
… 2019 has seen record numbers of patient records being breached. Halfway through 2019, around 25 million patient records have been breached, eclipsing the number of patient records breached in all of 2018 by over 66%. In this environment where hackers find patient records a valuable commodity on the black market, healthcare organizations are must balance patients’ desire for ease of use with the duty to prevent unauthorized access to patient records. To learn more about how healthcare organizations are meeting this challenge, LexisNexis® Risk Solutions in collaboration with the Information Security Media Group conducted a survey in spring 2019 asking healthcare organizations about their cybersecurity strategies and patient identity management practices. The results of the survey, which included responses from more than 100 healthcare organizations, including hospitals and physician group practices, were recently published in a report, “The State of Patient Identity Management” (the “report”).