A recent report jointly issued by the United States Secret Service and the Verizon Business RISK team states that cyber attacks on medical record systems increased substantially in 2009, and will probably continue to increase in the future.
Recent data from the Office for Civil Rights of the federal Health and Human Services Department shows that in 2010 to date, over 150 health care entities have reported EMR breaches affecting more that 4 million patients altogether.
The Secret Service/Verizon report lists a number of causes for hundreds of breach events, ranging from external hacking to social tactics to internal fraud and abuse. The number one cause of all data breaches? Stolen credentials. InterComputer’s core technologies, including patent-pending electronic identity and role/authority provisioning, eliminate the problem of stolen credentials.
InterComputer’s Secure EMR Exchange solution systematically eliminates those causes and delivers automated regulatory and legal protection for hospitals, doctors, and insurers. This solution is the only solution carrying underwritten insurance coverage in case of any system malfunction or cybercrime.