A fact posted by HealthLeaders states that in the past two years, 81% of health executives claim their organizations were attacked and compromised by some kind of data mining attempt. As the Affordable Care Act pushes for electronic health records, more hospitals are going to have to invest in tech and online security services.

One organization listed in the article sent fake “phishing” emails to its own employees, simply to see if any would click the link. This helped drive awareness of vulnerabilities in the hospital’s ranks.

When healthcare data is so precious, it’s important every bit as important that any vendors or partners you work with also value data security. Contact HCM today to learn how we protect our partners’ data.