Cybercrime costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars each year and causes organizations to devote substantial time and resources to keeping their information secure. This is even more important for healthcare organizations, the most frequently attacked form of business. In 2015, U.S. healthcare data breaches cost companies an average of $363 per record—the highest of any industry. The Doctors Company's expert resources can help protect healthcare organizations and physician practices from this emerging area of risk.
Medical malpractice insurance from The Doctors Company automatically includes CyberGuard® cyber liability coverage, which protects doctors against regulatory and liability claims arising from the theft, loss, or accidental transmission of patient or financial information, as well as the cost of data recovery. An option for increased limits is available for current members.
The guidelines suggested here are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider in light of all circumstances prevailing in the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.