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Survey: Majority of Healthcare Workers Have Shared PHI Via Unsecured Methods



Shared PHI Suvey

by Mary Butler

When it comes to sharing protected health information (PHI) and other sensitive patient information in a secured fashion, it appears that healthcare professionals take a largely “Do as I say, not as I do” approach, according to the results of a new survey.

Eighty-seven percent of healthcare workers surveyed admitted to using non-secure email services to send sensitive information, despite the fact that a majority of providers have secure methods and services available and appropriate training on these methods, according to survey results from HealthITSecurity.com and Kickstand Communications, which conducted the survey for secure file sharing services firm Biscom…

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