Healthcare

The Power of Professional Data Protection

Welcome to the new Acronis.com blog! Experts from Acronis and the IT industry will regularly publish a series of posts examining important topics in data protection and secure file sharing and synchronization. The power and importance of professional protection will be a recurring theme for future business and technical discussions about secure mobility, cloud, backup, and disaster recovery in real-world hybrid environments. At Acronis, we often talk a lot about our holistic approach to intuitive, secure products. This series will explore why they’re important and what professional-grade capabilities mean to people in their personal and business lives, telling their stories of protection and recovery.

Data Breach Costs Rhode Island Hospital

Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (WIH) agreed to pay $150,000 in a settlement with the Massachusetts attorney general's office on Wednesday following a massive data breach that included the loss of personal information of nearly 12,000 Massachusetts-based patients. 

The case began in April 2012 when the hospital realized it was missing 19 unencrypted backup tapes from two of its prenatal centers (one in Rhode Island and the other in New Bedford, Mass.). According to the Associated Press, the tapes contained ultrasound images, patient names, and, in some cases, social security numbers.

Bad news this week for the healthcare industry: According to new research, data breaches and loss cost the industry billions every year. With companies and consumers alike creating more data than ever before, backup and data protection is a must. But those aren't the only topics on IT pros' minds these days. Here's a look at a few of the IT do's and don'ts on the web this week: 

How Much Can Data Loss Cost?