11 Data Security Tips From Industry Experts

Becker's Hospital Review - Kathleen Roney - January 8th, 2013

What should a hospital or health system include in its New Year's resolution? Completing preparations to protect patient records and reduce data breach stress.

The “Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security” by Ponemon Institute reports that data breaches in healthcare are growing; insider negligence is the root cause; and mobile devices pose threats to patients' protected health information. Despite the fact that 94 percent of healthcare organizations surveyed suffered data breaches in the report, data breaches don't have to be disastrous if organizations take steps to operationalize pre-breach and post-breach processes to better protect patient data and minimize breach impact. So, how can hospitals and health systems do this?

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