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Nov 2014 - Business Strategy - Doc # HI251775

Business Strategy: Thwarting Cyberthreats and Attacks Against Healthcare Organizations

Author: Lynne Dunbrack Research Vice President

This IDC Health Insights report identifies the impact of cyberthreats and successful attacks against healthcare organizations and analyzes how healthcare organizations are investing in their cyberstrategy to protect their most valuable electronic assets.

"Today's healthcare organizations are at greater risk of a cyberattack than ever before, in part because electronic health information is more widely available today than in the nearly 20 years since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was passed in 1996," states Lynne A. Dunbrack, research vice president, IDC Health Insights. "For healthcare organizations, it's not a matter of whether they are going to be attacked but when." Healthcare cybersecurity strategies need to take a comprehensive approach and include not only react and defend capabilities but also predict and prevent capabilities to effectively thwart cybercriminals.

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