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75 Percent of Hospitals and Clinics Are Worried about HealthCare.gov Hacks
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:48:26 +0000 (UTC)
By Aliya Sternstein
March 12, 2014
A major concern about Obamacare is that the online swap of patient
information between providers and the federal government's data hub will
jeopardize consumers' privacy and security, according to a new study by
the Ponemon Institute.
As far as cyber threats that affect patients, "the Affordable Care Act
(ACA) is seen as a contributing factor because of the documented insecure
websites, databases and health information exchanges that are highly
vulnerable to insider and outsider threats,” state the findings of the
report released on Wednesday.
Health and Human Services officials have maintained, ever since
registration for Obamacare plans launched on Jan. 1, that HealthCare.gov
is safe and that there have not been any breaches detected.
About 70 percent of hospitals and clinics said they believe the Affordable
Care Act, in general, increases the risk of compromising patient data.
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