In military history, it’s called “fighting the last war”: addressing yesterday’s threats while today’s go unrecognized.

Many healthcare organizations are doing exactly that by being blind to the newest threats to the Protected Health Information (PHI).

The environment in PHI risk is changing rapidly. In recent years, most data breaches were the result of lost laptops and other employee miscues. Today, intentional attacks have surpassed inadvertent mistakes as the leading cause of PHI incidents. Criminal hacks against healthcare organizations have increased 125 percent since 2010 – and last year were the leading cause of data breaches for the first time.

Read the entire article at Becker’s Health IT and CIO Review.

Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob is the CEO and Founder of Clearwater Compliance. He has 25 years of experience in the Healthcare industry, and his experience includes managing some of the world’s largest HR, benefits and healthcare databases, requiring the highest levels of security and privacy. Mr. Chaput continues to expand and update his knowledge base on HIPAA-HITECH compliance through postgraduate study, earning professional certifications and participating in professional healthcare and other organizations.