As a result of the patient data leak, the health care system has already faced a lot of casualties. Unfortunately, due to the HITECH act that allows the healthcare system to transfer its records online, it is anticipated to face an increase in medical identity theft security. The online system makes it simpler to hack and steal data from patients.
In 2019, the healthcare sector saw nearly 41.4 million worth of patient data breaches, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. A 49 percent rise in hacking allowed it.