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Organizations have increasingly deployed wireless local area networks (WLANs) due to the benefits they can have such as mobility and flexibility. Unfortunately, the usage of wireless networks has raised many security concerns due to its capability of mobility. For instance, wireless networks are susceptible to many attacks such as eavesdropping, traffic analysis, data tampering and denial of service (DoS). Our study aims to identify a variable that moderates the effect of the usage of wireless local area networks (WLANs) on the occurrence of data breaches. Therefore, we propose a model that provides a basis for identifying the impact of meaningful-use attestation on the relationship between WLANs and the occurrence of healthcare data breaches. Our contribution is to extend existing research on security mechanisms of WLANs by empirically investigating the impact of meaningful-use attestation on the reduction of data breaches (hacking or malware) when using WLANs.