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Public distrust healthcare providers following data breaches

Technology consulting firm Accenture carried out a data breach survey with 1000 UK participants. The results were that 78% of people believe that healthcare providers have a big responsibility keeping digital healthcare secure, and 40% disagree, as they believe that it is their personal responsibility.

The survey shows that 56% of participants were data theft victims, with the medical information mainly being stolen from pharmacies, other than hospitals. More than 75% of those victims had to pay around £172 per incident to get them out of trouble.

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“The time to assure consumers that their personal data is in secure, capable hands is now,” said Aimie Chapple, Managing Director of UK Accenture.

“When a breach occurs, healthcare payers and providers should be able to swiftly notify those affected, with a plan of action on how to remedy the situation and prevent it from happening again.”

Written from press release by Leah Alger

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