Healthcare Industry Data Breaches

In the latest edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek invite Alan Goldberg to discuss the typical causes of a data breach, likely consequences, prevention, and more.  In particular, Goldberg highlighted was the colossal cost of data breaches. He explained that the minimum cost is $100,000 and it has the potential to amount to millions.

Goldberg is a solo practitioner in McLean, Virginia. A past President of the American Health Lawyers Association, he teaches Health Law and Health and Information Technology as an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law, and George Mason University School of Law.


  • Eric Kronthal

    Thank you for the important information about recent data breaches in
    healthcare. As you pointed out, the cost to prevent these breaches is
    far, far less than the potential damage. Security for mobile devices is
    particularly important – I recently read that 4 out of 5 clinicians
    currently use a mobile device at work. Here is an article with some
    information about security and privacy for mobile devices:
    http://www.koolspan.com/blog/next-generation-healthcare/