Healthcare is the number-one industry targeted by cyber attackers. The average cost of a healthcare data breach is $355 per record—more than double the cost for other industries. With nearly 16.5 million healthcare records exposed in the U.S. in 2016 alone, the economic impact of cyber attacks is staggering.
And financial cost isn’t the only thing at risk. Breaches can tarnish an institution’s reputation and erode patient trust. Beyond patient loyalty, concern about security can impede care. According to a study from Dartmouth and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 13% of patients withhold information from their healthcare providers due to privacy or security concerns.
So what can you do to protect your institution’s network, connected medical devices, and patient data from threats? Check out our new e-book to see how Cisco is helping three healthcare providers enable cybersecurity across the care continuum.
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