Bonus Features – November 6, 2022 – More than 90% of patients interested in telehealth, half of payers have had a data breach in the last five years, and more

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Author: Brian Eastwood

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News and Studies

A survey from virtual care platform KeyCare concluded that 92% of patients would be somewhat or very likely to use telehealth within the next year for routine medical care such as urgent care, chronic condition management, or mental health services. At the same time, 79% of patients said it was “very important” that both their telehealth provider and primary care provider could access their records.

A report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions found that 49% of payers have experienced a data breach in the last five years, with an average of 12,000 member records compromised and an average mitigation cost of about $5.4 million. Among the payers impacted by a breach, 55% saw a reduction in member re-enrollment rates and 40% reported a lower enrollment rate for new members. Among all payers, social engineering is the most common type of attempted cyberattack, followed by ransomware.





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