Health IT tip of the day: Don't let hackers divert your attention from thieves

Although nearly one-third of healthcare data breaches reported by the OCR that occurred between January and May of 2015 were attributed to hacking, stolen electronic devices are still a significant security concern.

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Having measures in place, be they reminders to staff or policies about usage, to prevent the theft of laptops, hard drives and other portable technology, can make the difference between secure data and breached data. Just ask Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley, Calif., The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee or New York City-based Senior Health Partners.

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