Who do practitioners feel poses the greatest threat for HIPAA breach? 6 survey findings

Beating out hackers, vendor error, data theft and stolen hardware, healthcare professionals report human error as the greatest threat of a HIPAA breach to their organizations, according to a new survey.

The survey of 700 healthcare providers, conducted by Scrypt, an Austin, Texas-based document management and delivery company, found that 76 percent of respondents are concerned that staff and human error pose the greatest risk for a breach of HIPAA compliance.

Here are five important findings from the survey.

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