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Insiders: Health care is 'being held hostage to hackers'

Posted by Steve Schram on May 11, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Originally published on May 10, 2016 on Politico by Dan Diamond.

A stolen credit card is worth about $2 on the black market. A stolen medical record? It's worth $25 or more — just one reason why hackers are stepping up their pursuit of privileged health care information, and why there's every sign the problem will get worse before it gets better.

That's according to health care IT leaders and thinkers who participated in POLITICO's health IT advisory forum this week. The forum was convened ahead of POLITICO's Tuesday briefing on cybersecurity.

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