A Reuters report on the FBI PIN indicates numerous reasons:
- Healthcare data breaches are typically not detected as quickly as other data breaches (such as payment card information), and criminals have more time to use the data for profit. ($20 for health insurance credentials vs. $1 to $2 for US credit card numbers.)
- Criminals can use medical records to impersonate patients with diseases and obtain prescriptions for controlled substances.
- Identity theft and financial fraud are more complex, but very common, and very lucrative.
In an upcoming webinar, we will be exploring some of the ways you can mitigate the risks associated with breaches through proactive BI platform management, especially with regard to EHR integration considerations: