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5 Reasons Why Hackers Are Gunning for Healthcare Providers

A recent report from the consulting firm, Accenture, forecasts that cyberattacks will impose costs of more than $300 billion on U.S. healthcare centers and medical facilities over a five-year period due to cyberattacks, and that hackers will gain access to 1 in 13 patient records over the same period. It is not difficult to understand why hackers are targeting healthcare providers. Government regulationsforced healthcare providers to digitize patient information. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act obligated healthcare providers to move toward digitizing patient records before the beginning of 2014. Healthcare systems were already shifting to electronic medical records, but few of…