Clean ER – check. Security systems – check. Surveillance cameras – check. You’ve gone above and beyond to make sure your hospital is safe and sound, but are you forgetting to protect the most valuable asset within your organization? What about the personally identifiable information of your patients and employees?
Your hospital circulates patients’ personal information daily, including valuable information like Social Security numbers, billing information, birthdates, medical history and many more private details that would be disastrous if they fell into the wrong hands. Have you taken the appropriate steps to proactively let your patients and employees know that you are doing everything you can to protect them from threats like data breaches and hackers?
Why not take a minute to review some key questions you should be asking of your facility, your technologies and your administration? The five minutes it might take to review these brief questions could mean the difference between relaxing after work or spending late nights in the office, pining over what you could have done differently to avoid a data breach.
Key questions you should be asking: