leading to addiction (Baldwin, J. N., Bootman, J. L., Carter, R. A., Crabtree, B. L., Piascik, P., Ekoma, J. O., & Maine, L. L. 2015). The use of big data can definitely be a great help in the healthcare field. Though big data can be very useful, there can also be many risks. One of the major challenges with using big data is security. Privacy concerns over protected health information is the primary reason many are hesitant to completely digitize the health care field (Jones, L. K., Pulk, R., Gionfriddo, M. R., Evans, M. A., & Parry, D. 2018). Having information on a server leaves is at risk for hacking.
Digital attacks against health care information have increased 125% since 2010 and hackers target the patients billing information which they can easily sell online (Insurance Networking News. n.d.). The best way to mitigate this threat is to ensure that there is a strong firewall defense in place. Having multiple levels of protection that monitor, defend, analyze, and address security issues before, during, and after an attack helps to ensure that the patient's information is protected (Gene, R. 2016).In addition to the digital protection, it is also imperative that the staff be educated on how to protect patient data. Protecting the information starts by ensuring that there is no outside access. Employees must ensure that they do not check personal emails, social media sites, or clicking advertisements on the health
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