Since cyberattacks on hospital EHR systems have become a topic of nightly newscasts, no longer is anyone shocked by their scope and veracity. What is shocking is the financial damage the attacks are predicted to cause.

During this past June, more than 11 million patient EHRs were breached, making it the year's worst incident according to a study by DataBreaches.net and Prontenus. For comparison, May had less than 700,000 records breached, and records breached in March topped out at slightly more than 2.5 million.

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