Research: warnings to healthcare practitioners prevent repeat PHI breaches

Compliance & Discipline,

New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that email warnings sent to healthcare practitioners after unauthorized access to protected health information prevented a recurrence of the breach in 95% of cases. According to reports by Verizon, "insider security threats are a bigger risk than hacking in healthcare." In the trial, only 4% of employees who received the warning email repeated the unauthorized access, whereas 40% of employees who did not receive the warning repeated the offense.

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