Saving Lives and Protecting Data
The acronyms of today’s healthcare industry are expanding beyond EKG, CBC, and MRI to include ePHI, HIPAA, and HITECH. Indeed, modern healthcare organizations face a twofold challenge. That is, provide quality healthcare while complying with regulations concerning privacy and data security. Additionally, the risk of a data breach is not limited to the organization itself. Healthcare organizations are now responsible for the data security of their business associates as well.
In particular, electronic health records and enterprise-wide integrated information systems introduce new challenges for healthcare providers. Notably, they must actively assess and manage the risk associated with their patients’ health as well as their personal health information.
Under the new reforms, healthcare payers must find ways to manage risk and improve the efficiency of their business operations. In addition, they must meet demands of a number of stakeholders, including members, employers, investors, and regulators.
Healthy IT Security
For healthcare organizations of every size, a proactive, balanced, and integrated approach to IT security is the most effective strategy. Therefore, a comprehensive security plan should include:
- Organizational Risk Assessment
- HIPAA/HITECH/HITRUST Security Rule Assessment
- Technical Assessment
- Business Associate Review
Panacea InfoSec Can Help
Panacea InfoSec is a reputed leader in IT compliance. Our expertise extends beyond healthcare providers to include associated financial institutions and service providers that fall under newly implemented regulations. We offer a full suite of security services designed to improve the health of your IT security and protect the data under your care.