According to the May 2016 Ponemon Institute’s Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, one trend stands out that continues to constrain healthcare organizations in protecting their data: the difficulty in hiring and keeping security experts on staff.

The research found that 44 percent of healthcare organizations have not hired enough skilled security practitioners. It also indicates that there was a marginal increase from 33 percent to 37 percent for organizations that do have resources to prevent or quickly detect unauthorized patient data access, loss or theft.

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