I hate to break it to you:Yea, it is a systemic problem. I worked for the VA in a very low level medical research position. Even there we were not allowed to take documents home, and any e-mails containing patient information or clinical data had to be sent over an encrypted network. Seem like the higher up in the government one goes, the less attention is paid to security. There simply has to be more accountability.
Healthcare data breach statistics from 2009 to 2022 from the United States, HIPAA violation statistics, and fines and penalties.
That’s a minimum of about 1,000 ‘classified’ information breaches every single day. Every. Single. Day.In 2022, an average of 1.94 healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records were reported each day.