The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has released a “primer” addressing some of the challenges that healthcare organizations face in defending themselves against the epidemic of cyberattacks and how to counter them.

According to WEDI, the frequency, scope and sophistication of cyberattacks on healthcare organizations are growing at an alarming rate. It estimates that between 2010 and 2014 about 37 million healthcare records were compromised in data breaches. However, in the first four months of 2015 alone, more than 99 million healthcare records have already been exposed through 93 separate attacks.

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