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AMA report: physician practices at risk for cyberattacks

Eighty-three percent of physicians have experienced a cyberattack of some type, according to a recent article in AMA Wire. In a first-of-its-kind survey conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA) and management consulting firm Accenture, physicians reported that cyberattacks disrupt their practices and put patient safety at risk.

The 1,300 physicians surveyed reported concerns about future attacks and the disruption of patient care, and indicated they do not get enough cybersecurity support from the government despite the fact they will likely be held accountable for patient information breaches.

To better understand the issues surrounding cybersecurity and how to protect patients and electronic patient information, the AMA is hosting a one-hour cybersecurity webinar on Jan. 24, 2018. More information and registration for the webinar is available here.

Having a cybersecurity risk management plan in place is important for physician practices, and that includes cyber insurance. Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. offers cutting-edge cyber insurance solutions for practices of all sizes. Call 866.442.3810 or e-mail insurance@wismed.org for information on the insurance that will protect your practice in the event of a cybersecurity attack.

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