Only 28% of healthcare employees demonstrated the privacy and security awareness to prevent incidents that could lead to the exposure of protected health information (PHI) and other forms of personal data, according to a recent MediaPro survey.
We polled 850 healthcare employees across the U.S. and found that:
- 18% were considered risks, meaning their lack of awareness could put their organization in jeopardy of a potentially serious privacy or security incident
- Overall, 72% were considered either risks or novices, showing a deficit in security and privacy awareness knowledge in eight surveyed risk areas
The results gel with larger industry research studies that suggests training for healthcare employees needs to go beyond mere HIPAA compliance.
Want to know more? Check out the infographic below for more details on the survey.