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.
Cyberattacks at physician practices are common
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.