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Larger hospitals more vulnerable to medical-record hackers

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Patients might be surprised but a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that large teaching hospitals face a greater risk of having their patients’ medical records compromised by hackers than do such smaller providers as community hospitals.

The researchers reviewed nearly 1,800 data breaches reported in the past seven years and found vulnerabilities increase with the size of a hospital

To read the JAMA study, please this link.

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