Majority of HIT execs not ready for breach, outages

A majority of health IT executives aren't prepared for unplanned outages or data breaches, according to a new MeriTalk survey. In a survey of 283 executives, 56 percent said it would take at least eight hours to restore all data lost in a breach, and 82 percent said their IT infrastructure was "not fully prepared for a disaster recovery incident." Incidents like data loss, unplanned outages and security breaches--all three of which at least 15 percent of global healthcare executives said they had encountered at least once in the past year--cost hospitals in the U.S. nearly $2 billion annually. Read the full article at FierceHealthIT


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