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While most physician practices will never experience a major data breach‑one that involves more than 500 patient files‑practices have to take measures to avoid both the financial impact of a breach and the threat a breach poses to a physician's reputation. And while concerns about a data breach may be low on a physician's list of daily concerns, they need to be on the radar at all times.


In past years, most healthcare data breaches were the result of misplaced laptops or random burglaries in which thieves stole computers with no idea that patient files were on the hard drive. But the nature of data breaches is changing.


Job growth in healthcare continued its torrid pace in 2015, with more than 172,000 new jobs created. And that growth is creating more opportunities for clinicians, nurses, and other staff members that help a practice run.


A new study has found that the average physician practice spends more than $40,000 on quality reporting each year, and that much of the reporting is not useful to those practices.


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