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Majority of recent health data breaches were an inside job: report

According to a recent analysis by patient protection analysis experts at Protenus, insiders committed 58.4 percent of patient health record privacy violations in January 2017 — a figure well above the 43 percent for all of 2016. While external hacking of medical records garnered most of the attention last year, insider violations are a much bigger problem. Another concern is that hospitals are often exceeding the 60-day period required by the government to report such breaches.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Dotmed

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