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Are data breaches in healthcare organizations common?

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By: American Nurse Today

Has your organization ever experienced a data breach? According to a survey by the University of Phoenix College of Health Professions, one in five RNs say yes. If you’ve experienced a breach, what happened? Was security tightened? Were protocols changed? If you answered no to those questions, you’re not alone. A quarter of respondents who said their facility had a data breach saw no changes in how data security and patient privacy are handled. Read more about this survey and healthcare data security here.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the American Nurses Association, the Editorial Advisory Board members, or the Publisher, Editors and staff of American Nurse Journal. This has not been peer reviewed.

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