Areas of concern for physicians regarding future cyber attacks in the U.S. 2017

This statistic depicts the percentage of physicians in the U.S. that are concerned about select consequences of future cyber attacks to their practice as of 2017. According to the data, about 74 percent of respondents indicated that both an interruption to business and EHR security were areas of great concern for them regarding future cyber attacks.

Percentage of U.S. physicians that are concerned about select consequences of future cyber attacks as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
Interruption to business (e.g. EHR access)74%
EHR security (including compromised patient data)74%
Patient safety concerns53%
Civil or criminal liability36%
Concern over reputational harm34%
Costs (e.g. ransom, credit monitoring)32%
Loss of billing (from moving/canceling appointments)30%
Government enforcement/fines25%
Medical device security19%
Do not have back-up records6%
None of the above0%
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Sources

Release date

2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

July and August 2017

Number of respondents

1,300 physicians

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What concerns you most about future attacks (select up to five)?"

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