Physician vs. hospital administrators: The divide in cybersecurity perception

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The majority of physicians and hospital professionals agree that the need to comply with standards and regulatory requirements is the top driver for securing sensitive health data, according to a MedData Group survey.

Physicians and hospital administrators may be in agreement on the importance of meeting regulatory requirements, but they do not always see eye to eye when it comes to cybersecurity.

Here are eight statistics on how physicians and hospital administrators rate their organizations' ability to counter cyberattacks.

Below average
•    Physicians: 21 percent
•    Hospital administrators and health IT professionals: 8 percent

Adequate
•    Physicians: 38 percent
•    Hospital administrators and health IT professionals: 46 percent

Above average
•    Physicians: 28 percent
•    Hospital administrators and health IT professionals: 32 percent

Excellent
•    Physicians: 11 percent
•    Hospital administrators and health IT professionals: 14 percent

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