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As Data Breaches Spread, Providers and Payers Must Prepare
HealthLeaders Media

Three words healthcare executives dread hearing — “we’ve been hacked” — are reverberating in hospitals, health systems and physicians groups with growing frequency.

Just last week, Boston-based Partners Healthcare notified 3,300 patients that some information including names, addresses, dates of birth, telephone numbers and Social Security numbers and clinical information had been leaked to hackers. In February, the country’s largest insurance company, Anthem, announced that 80 million member and employee records had been breached.