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Report: Your security isn’t as tight as you think it is

A new survey indicates many health care organizations may have an inflated sense of how well protected their IT systems are. In a survey by Kroll Fraud Solutions, 250 health professionals were asked to rate how well their organizations complied with existing laws to protect patient data.

On a scale of 1-7, with 7 being the highest, respondents gave themselves an average score of 6 for compliance with CMS regs, and 5.75 for compliance with the HITECH Act. But at the same time, 19% of respondents admitted they had experienced a data breach with the past year — up from 13% two years ago.

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