Hackers Increasingly Target Lucrative Market Of Medical Records
Experts say the problem will get worse before it gets better.
Insiders: Health Care Is 'Being Held Hostage To Hackers'
A stolen credit card is worth about $2 on the black market. A stolen medical record? It's worth $25 or more — just one reason why hackers are stepping up their pursuit of privileged health care information, and why there's every sign the problem will get worse before it gets better. That's according to health care IT leaders and thinkers who participated in POLITICO's health IT advisory forum this week. The forum was convened ahead of POLITICO's Tuesday briefing on cybersecurity. (Diamond, 5/10)
However, sharing information online can be extremely helpful for some families —
Through Social Media, Family Connects To Rare Diagnosis – And Hope
If you are suffering from an illness fewer than a dozen people in the world are known to have, getting a proper diagnosis can start to feel like a hunt for something that doesn’t exist. That’s the position one family found themselves in before they turned to social media in search of an answer, managing to discover in one day an answer that had eluded doctors for years. (Snow, 5/10)