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Whether you are a hospital, pharmacy or a solo healthcare practitioner, the requirements and obligations regarding the collection, storing and destruction of confidential information are significant.
Yet, of the ICO’s personal data breaches recorded between January and June 2019, 18% of all personal data breaches were reported within healthcare . Resulting in monumental fines, reputational damage and even loss of license.
But owing to numerous high-profile data breaches, how healthcare organisations, store and destroy confidential information is coming under increased scrutiny – especially since the introduction of the GDPR.
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Average total cost of a healthcare data breach is
– the highest of any industry
Source: 2019 Cost of a Data Breach: Ponemon Institute
Healthcare companies that experienced an information breach suffered the highest cost per capita of any industry at £331 – a
Not everything your organisation collects, stores, or handles is digital. When medical records and prescriptions are printed, or reports are circulated for a meeting, they are at risk of getting into the wrong hands if they are not handled and disposed of properly and securely.
For that reason, every healthcare organisation is at risk regardless of size, type, or location. But in an industry that relies on privacy, the reality is that many information breaches happen not just because of inferior firewalls or weak passwords, but because of employee error or negligence.
In fact, 24% of all data breaches are said to be caused as a result of employee error . So, you may be doing everything you can but one member of staff casually dropping an old medical report or prescription into a recycling bin can undo everything.
In healthcare, it’s a safe bet that every document you or your employees handle contains some form of confidential information.
Whether its patient records or pharmacy reports, or your own financial reports and billing data, you have a lot of information to secure.
If you create, collect, or dispose of these types of documents, you and your organisation could be at-risk of an information breach ––
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Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, reported data breaches have surged by two-thirds, resulting in significant fines – and subsequent reputational damage – at the hands of the ICO .
41% of UK consumers claim they will never return to a business that has had a data breach .
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