Apparently one in eight people have suffered a healthcare data breach. That's a lot higher than I would have expected, with pharmacies being the weak link in security.
Healthcare information is very sensitive, and can relay a lot about individuals that they would otherwise rather not divulge. As more pharmacies update their systems to make prescriptions easier to obtain direct from doctors and keep stock of inventory, perhaps its time for them to invest in the appropriate security technologies too.
Pharmacies were the most likely to be the weak link in security, according to respondents, with 35% claiming that a breach happened at a pharmacy. This compared with 29% who blamed a hospital, 21% an urgent care clinic, and 19% a doctor’s office.