Privacy & Security
Brookings calls out OCR on HIPAA audits, offers security tips for healthcare organizations
Better information sharing is essential, and a robust cyber insurance market could change the landscape. Meanwhile, the government should ‘prevent more than it punishes,’ Brookings fellow Niam Yaraghi says.
Brookings fellow Niam Yaraghi said that healthcare is uniquely vulnerable to data breaches and the federal government isn’t always helpful in addressing the problem.
With the healthcare industry suddenly accounting for nearly 25 percent of all data breaches, a new study from The Brookings Institution suggests some new cybersecurity strategies are needed.
Niam Yaraghi, a Brookings fellow, conducted in-depth interviews with 22 healthcare organizations – providers, payers and business associates – that had each experienced at least one data breach.
He found some things in common across them, and some differences.