Study: Risk of data breaches at hospitals is greater at larger facilities, teaching hospitals

Patrick Ercolano writes:

The risk of data breaches at U.S. hospitals is greater at larger facilities and hospitals that have a major teaching mission, according to a study led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

More than 30 hospitals that were part of the study each have experienced data breaches at least twice since 2009. At one of those facilities, the data of more than 4 million individuals was compromised. Results of the study are published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

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