Protecting patient healthcare data is becoming a greater challenge for healthcare facilities as the industry transitions from manual to electronic information storage and sharing. The rising number of criminal attacks on hospital and healthcare system data and the sheer magnitude of individuals (over 30 million) affected by data breaches has resulted in greater regulatory pressure on healthcare organizations.
Healthcare organizations are working to develop processes and systems that provide control and visibility around vendor relationships to help protect against data breaches associated with Business Associates and the resulting potential financial losses.
Following is a list of some key components to a successful strategy from my bylined article published in Becker’s Hospital Review regarding the challenges that healthcare facilities face in protecting patient healthcare data.
Several key components to include in a successful strategy:
Read the complete article, The Top 5 Ways to Protect Hospitals from Fines, Breaches and Lost Accreditation.