This decrease in data breaches is likely a result of healthcare organizations taking a proactive approach to security and compliance. By creating organizational strategies with predictive analytics and agile technology, healthcare leaders are able to better plan for future events and create a big picture view of available opportunities.
Whether you are already starting to propel your organization forward with this type of strategic planning, or just beginning to develop your security and compliance blueprint, you should keep the following steps in mind:
1. Identify your goals: Start by defining what success will look like for your healthcare organization. Set clear security and compliance goals for all departments to help your team align with common goals and track progress as new opportunities emerge. These goals can be as simple as basic document management protocols, or as advanced as cybersecurity rules and regulations.
2. Understand the current state: While setting goals is likely to get and keep your organization on track, it’s also very important to achieve a realistic view of where you currently stand in relation to these goals. This includes identifying areas of improvement for your current workflow and technology, as well as potential challenges to security and compliance. Consider implementing a comprehensive risk assessment to help gather a holistic view of these areas of opportunity.
3. Build and manage a print strategy. Your day-to-day workflows are one common source of heightened security and compliance challenges. Once you identify your areas of opportunity in Step 2, it can help to build and manage a secure print strategy to support these improvements. This can include switching from paper to electronic processes, and putting standards in place to help support secure internal and external document management.