Explore the results of the HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey
In response to a rise in cybersecurity breaches that continue to put patient data at risk, HIMSS introduced a research program to assess these experiences in healthcare organizations across the nation, resulting in a 2015 baseline report on U.S. healthcare cybersecurity.
The 2016 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey focuses on 183 responses between February and May 2016, which were highly reflective of the 2015 outcomes. As a result, this report recognizes the following:
- Due to the uniformity of responses between 2015 and 2016, the report focuses exclusively on 150 respondents representing U.S.-based provider organizations.
- The choice to focus on this specific subset of hospital systems was influenced by real stories regarding security breaches in US. hospitals and other provider care systems.
- Hospital-associated organizations are parsed to differentiate between non-acute care organizations, given the demands from the Meaningful Use program, which requires data exchange between provider organizations.
These findings are meant to serve as a “directionally correct” perception of varied providers regarding cybersecurity issues in their organizations and are intended to be instructive.