Criminal attacks on the healthcare industry have increased 125% since 2010, and are now the leading cause of data breaches at healthcare organizations, according to the results of a study released by the Ponemon Institute in May 2015. At the same time, the study says many hospitals and business associates (BA) are unprepared and cannot ensure patients' privacy against these attacks.
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Emory University Hospital in Atlanta was thrust into the international spotlight in the summer of 2014 as the world anxiously watched first one, then two, then three humanitarian workers infected with the Ebola virus return from West Africa to the United States for treatment as the months dragged on and public anxiety soared. The fourth patient treated at Emory was a nurse who became infected while caring for an Ebola patient at a Texas hospital.