Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA) surveyed physicians across the United States about their experiences and attitudes towards cybersecurity. Five key findings suggest there is a strong need for improved cybersecurity education for healthcare providers.
FIVE KEY FINDINGS
of physicians surveyed have experienced some form of cyberattack.
are very worried about future cyberattacks.
of physicians surveyed cite interruption to their clinical practice as a primary concern.
of medium-sized practices take up to a full day to recover from an attack.
of physicians surveyed believe in the importance of sharing ePHI.
2 in 3
believe that more access to patient data would improve care.
of physicians surveyed alert their health IT vendor when a cyberattack occurs.
obtain training content from their health IT vendor (50% trust training providers to ensure content is adequate).
of physicians surveyed are likely to adopt telemedicine within the next year.
are likely to adopt patient-generated health data within the next year.
Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA) surveyed 1,300 physicians in the United States to assess their experience and attitudes toward cybersecurity, data management and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines. The online survey was conducted between July 2017 and August 2017. To support the survey, in-depth research and 12 phone interviews were conducted prior with physicians, technology officers and administrators.