$402 cost per patient for a healthcare data breach

Posted on September 29, 2017 • Written by Brad Anderson
Cost of a data breach

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.
Read the full report here: https://resources.idgenterprise.com/original/AST-0185855_SEL03094USEN.PDF (opens new browser).

Brad Anderson

Written by Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson is the Executive Director and Founder of Fruition. Brad’s focus is supporting Fruition’s team to enable sustainable growth and excellent client satisfaction (EBITDA growth). With a strong statistical background, Brad built Fruition’s in-house software that is used to manage client success.

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