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Electronic Health Record Breaches as Social Indicators

  • Waldemar W. Koczkodaj
  • Mirosław Mazurek
  • Dominik Strzałka
  • Alicja Wolny-Dominiak
  • Marc Woodbury-Smith
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Abstract

This study presents compelling social indicators of such magnitude that they cannot be ignored. The statistical evidence shows that data breaches of electronic health records have taken place at an unprecedented scale. Currently, the number of individuals affected, as regulations of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act refers to us, has surpassed the half of the US population (some data is breached several times lowering the number of victims but increasing the possibility of being sold quickly). The data breaches are recorded and posted by Department of Health and Human Services.

Keywords

Security breach Office for Civil Rights Department of Health and Human Services 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Grant O. Duncan, Team Lead, Business Intelligence, Integration and Development, Health Sciences North, (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) and Martha O’Kennon from Albion College for reading the first draft.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Waldemar W. Koczkodaj
    • 1
  • Mirosław Mazurek
    • 2
  • Dominik Strzałka
    • 2
  • Alicja Wolny-Dominiak
    • 3
  • Marc Woodbury-Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.Computer ScienceLaurentian UniversitySudburyCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical and Computer EngineeringRzeszów University of TechnologyRzeszowPoland
  3. 3.Department of Statistical and Mathematical Methods in EconomicsUniversity of Economics in Katowice40-287 KatowicePoland
  4. 4.The Institute of NeuroscienceNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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