Look in your purse, desk, and pocket, and you'll be reminded of how our lives run on technology -- both personally and professionally. Nearly every industry has been affected by recent advancements in technology and data analysis, and healthcare in particular is poised to make some incredible improvements in patient care. In the next few years, patients can look forward to greater efficiency, more personalized care, and better data management--all thanks to technological advancements.
A hacker claims to be selling 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, containing information such as social security numbers, addresses, and insurance details. The news was first reported by Deep Dot Web Saturday. A hacker who goes by the name'thedarkoverlord' gave Deep Dot Web images of purported records. Identifiable information from the records was redacted "so the target company can remain anonymous for now," the hacker told Deep Dot Web. The databases are said to be from three different healthcare organizations and are being sold for between around 100,000 and 395,000, Deep Dot Web reports.
Nearly one in five employees in the healthcare field said they're willing to sell confidential data like login credentials to unauthorized parties, a new survey from Accenture claims. Nearly one quarter of the survey's respondents said they know someone in their organization who has sold their credentials or access to an unauthorized outsider. Microsoft is trying again to tackle the healthcare market with a concerted strategy involving artificial intelligence, productivity tools, and partnerships. "Employees have a key role in the healthcare industry's battle with cyber criminals," John Schoew, leader of Accenture's Health & Public Service Security practice in North America, said. "As payers and providers invest in digital to transform productivity, cut costs and improve quality, they need a multi-pronged approach to data security that involves consistent and relevant training, multiple security techniques to protect data and continuous monitoring for anomalous behavior."
As part of our ongoing work in healthcare, LiquidHub routinely surveys and assesses healthcare sites related to pharma, health insurance, hospitals, and healthcare systems. This report is focused on hospital and healthcare systems, specifically assessing publicly available content. We apply a rigorous methodology to competitive and comparative reviews, looking across the entire public facing digital brand ecosystem, following the customer/patient journey from consideration through transaction and usage. This exploration is about understanding the sites' experience on a holistic level.