IT Security

“Accenture: Healthcare Cyber-attacks to Hit $305B Over 5 Years”

healthcare-data-secAccording to a recent survey from Accenture, (an investment holding company with interest in providing management consulting serving clients in major industries around the world, including Health and Public Service), the monetary cost from healthcare cyber-attacks will increase significantly over the next several years. Over the next five years, healthcare cyber-attacks will costs $305 billion in cumulative lifetime revenue, specifies an Accenture analysis. Not only will business and providers be affected, a high number of patients too. Approximately one in 13 patients will have their medical and personal information stolen from their healthcare provider’s digitized records between 2015 and 2019, based on the analysis by Accenture. Accenture explains in the analysis report, “To prevent revenue loss on this scale, healthcare providers must prioritize improvements of their cyber security in order to thwart attacks that aim to steal patient data from clinical and financial systems.”  For the full article, click here