Today’s world of care is dominated by new technologies that impact the way providers communicate among themselves, other healthcare organizations and patients.
As we adopt these new technologies, we expose new areas to security and compliance risks. With stolen health records fetching an average of $3631 on the black market, it’s no surprise that hospitals are a prime target of theft.
As the industry and government grapple with the best way to protect patient information, compliance requirements become increasingly complex and costly to uphold. When surveyed, 61 percent of IT healthcare respondents say meeting compliance requirements is the top IT security spending priority.2 However, being compliant doesn’t safeguard against a breach. Compared to today’s sophisticated cyber criminals, compliance standards are slow moving and often fail to stop attacks.
However, there are ways you can meet compliance goals while also preventing common security threats in this new world of care. The best part? You can cut costs, too.