SPOTLIGHT: Healthcare organizations may have a false sense of data security

Healthcare organizations may be lulling themselves into a false sense of security when it comes to data security, according to a biannual report from HIMSS Analytics. The white paper, commissioned by Nashville, Tenn.-based Kroll Fraud Solutions, says respondents gave their organizations high marks--an average of 6 on a scale of 1 to 7--for compliance with HIPAA, state security laws, CMS regulations and the Federal Trade Commission's "Red Flags" rule for identity theft--despite 19 percent of organizations reporting a data breach in the past 12 months, up from 13 percent in 2008. FierceHealthIT

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