4 Steps HR Can Take to Protect Employee Medical Records

4 Steps HR Can Take to Protect Employee Medical Records

In April 2014, as electronic medical records became standard, the FBI issued a “private industry notification” warning health care organizations of an increased number of cyber intrusions targeting medical records due to, among other things, the higher payout for these records on the black market. Three years on, this prediction sadly appears to have proven true; in 2016 the medical/healthcare industry reported the second highest number of data breaches caused by hacking or phishing, and the most data breaches caused by insider theft.