The Poneman Institute’s 2016 study provides the most definitive numbers on what data breaches cost for health care providers. Even with cyberbreach insurance the costs are significant; especially if you factor in the lost trust that patients have for the provider.
Data breaches can occur at many layers from old school paper chart theft, to lost laptops that contain patient data, to more sophisticated thefts of EMR and EHR databases and flat files.
The cost of a data breach per patient is $402.
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