Deep Dive: How Healthcare Providers Can Curb Digital Security Issues And Meet HIPAA Requirements With Digital ID Verification

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One of the most important considerations in the healthcare arena is keeping medical records and other sensitive information secure. Unfortunately, many U.S. healthcare providers are not equipped to handle this task. A survey of more than 2,000 security specialists from 705 health organizations estimated that about three-quarters of the nation’s hospitals, doctors and health systems are unprepared for cyberattacks that could compromise more than 500 records. Ninety-six percent of IT professionals said that hackers were trouncing the security measures in place at medical establishments, highlighting the extent of these vulnerabilities.

It is not that healthcare providers are lagging in trying to protect their security systems. Estimates show that the sector is anticipated to spend $134 billion on cybersecurity over the next five years, investing...

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