In 2022, the healthcare sector is on track to meet or exceed the more than 50.4 million patient records that were breached last year. As we look ahead to 2023, increasing cybersecurity budgets will be a necessity for healthcare organizations, despite their tight financial circumstances.
This year has been a tough one when it comes to organizations protecting their data — across all industries, not just healthcare. And experts predict that 2023 likely won’t be any better.
Cybersecurity incidents involving patient data hit an all time high in 2021 — more than 50.4 million patient records were breached. As 2022 comes to a close, it looks like the record might get broken again. A closer review of the breaches affords some clues as to how they can be avoided although health systems need to continue to invest in cybersecurity protocols, experts said.