Medical Practice Insider and Sermo surveyed 2,000 doctors and found that more than half will not attest for Stage 2 this year. One doctor summed it up: "I don't use an EHR, my work is easier, profits better."
Could cyberthieves target non-healthcare entities to steal medical records? If the FBI is correct about how few companies could withstand the tactics that beat Sony, not many in the U.S. would be in a position to fight.
Security experts predict attacks will become more sophisticated, crimeware-as-a-service will gain traction, and the attack surface is poised to expand dramatically, all with more digital health data unprotected.