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

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.
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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%
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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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.
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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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