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How A Hybrid Cloud Fax Solution Protects Patient Health Information

August 12, 2019

Electronic health and medical records (EHRs) enhance the patient experience and improve care coordination, but they can also put patients and providers at risk if they are not protected. Security vulnerabilities can arise from communicating via unsecured channels such as email and can result in data breaches, compromised patient records, and even identity theft. As medical records contain personal information such as social security numbers and insurance ID numbers, they are often even more valuable to hackers than credit cards. The 2019 Protenus Breach Barometer found that 15 million patient records were breached during 503 healthcare data breaches in 2018, nearly triple the amount of reported incidents from the previous year.

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