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January 2019

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 31 No. 1 P. 34

£92 Million
The United Kingdom's Department of Health and Social Care estimates that the WannaCry cyber attack from May 2017 cost the National Health Service this amount.

According to a Rock Health survey, this percentage of respondents who paid out of pocket for live video telemedicine said they were "extremely satisfied" with the experience vs 30% for those who did not pay out of pocket. Respondents were also more likely to be satisfied with their video telemedicine visit if they had a prior in-person visit with the provider (92%) than if they did not (53%).

According to Rock Health's third national consumer survey on digital health adoption, respondents tracking health goals were more likely to use digital apps to track their physical activity (56%) than their medications or blood pressure (both this percentage).

At this percentage, lack of budget tops the list of things getting in the way of technology innovation, according to research by HIMSS Media. Other reasons include regulatory burden (48%), the rate of tech adoption is too slow (43%), lack of a unified strategy (43%), lack of a clear return on investment (41%), and security concerns (41%).

$16 Million
Anthem will pay Health and Human Services this amount to settle potential HIPAA violations related to cyberattacks that compromised the health information of nearly 79 million people in 2015. This is the largest settlement the Office for Civil Rights has seen; the previous high was $5.5 million.

This percentage of respondents to a survey by the Center for Connected Medicine and The Health Management Academy said they expect to increase spending on cybersecurity in 2019; no health system was expecting to decrease spending.

30 Million
According to OpenNotes, more than this number of Americans now have access to notes written by their clinicians in fully transparent medical records.