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Cybersecurity Insurance Basics for Healthcare Organizations
HealthLeaders Media

“Why are you doing this? We’re a hospital. No one will want our data,” was a comment Holly Meyers, RN, FACHE, then the senior vice president of quality, risk management, and insurance at Sylvania Franciscan Health frequently heard when she decided in late 2007 that carrying insurance to protect the seven-hospitals system in the event of a cyberattack or a data breach was a responsible choice.

“At the time, no one had really heard of any hospitals having security breaches, but we felt things had changed, or were about to,” says Meyers, who left Sylvania Franciscan Health recently. “We were looking at what we had, at all the personally identifiable patient and employee information. We knew that if there was ever a cyberattack, we couldn’t handle it all by ourselves.”