By Liam Collopy
Despite a rash of cyber attacks and other growing threats to the medical profession, many healthcare companies and organizations are ill-prepared when it comes to effective crisis communications.
Cause for concern is getting acute, as consumers are more skittish than ever about their protected health information (PHI) being compromised, due to high-profile breaches such as Anthem and Allscripts.
The recent RSA Data Privacy Report, which surveyed 7,500 consumers in the U.S. and Europe, showed that 59 percent of the respondents were concerned about their medical data being compromised, while 39 percent were worried that a hacker would tamper with their medical information.
This year might be the worst year for computer breaches yet, with 67 percent of CISOs saying a cybersecurity attack will happen to their organization this year, according to a recent survey from Ponemon Institute. [Read more…]