In the new world of care, healthcare leaders can’t simply sit back and wait for a healthcare breach to occur. Instead, they must identify ways to be proactive and hyper-vigilant to drive improvements amidst changing security and compliance requirements. Proactively secure your healthcare organization through assessing workflows to identify privacy risks and information gaps before they become a problem.
Installing cutting edge technology is only as valuable as the plan that it supports. Rather than setting up technology and waiting for something to happen, leverage tools and hardware that help your organization with change management. Assess the technology currently in place and implement it in a way that supports how your organization captures, manages and transforms information to strengthen security and compliance. In addition, it’s important to recognize the importance of measuring risk rather than simply gauging the strength of security controls. This can be done through a risk assessment that enables organizations to tailor security solutions to their unique needs by identifying what information is most valuable as well as areas of high vulnerability.
The way patients, healthcare leaders and staff communicate is constantly changing – and often driven by consumer demand. Healthcare organizations need to be able to send and receive information safely and securely across the care continuum, while being easily accessible. A couple of ways to start doing this include moving to a paperless system and enabling secure data sharing through encryption and security protocols.
In this new world of care, it is vital for healthcare organizations to maintain a clear view of the big picture.