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5 Biggest Challenges of Health Care Data Security in 2022

HealthIT Answers

Devin Partida, Editor-in-Chief,

Data security is one of the most pressing challenges facing the health care industry today. Medical organizations’ vast amounts of sensitive patient data make them prime targets, and many lack the expertise and tools necessary to protect themselves.

Cybercrime’s recent surge has led many health care organizations to realize that they need better security. The industry now understands the need for data security, but many obstacles remain. Here are five of the most substantial of these challenges for the coming year.

1. Ransomware

Ransomware plagued hospitals in 2020 and 2021, and 2022 will likely be no different. As many as 34% of health care organizations experienced a ransomware attack in 2020, and 65% of those attacks were...

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