“It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?”
Many parents still remember when that question was asked just before the local news as a reminder to make sure their kids were safe and off the streets. Those days are long gone, but CIOs of healthcare systems are now asking a similar question of their health system’s privacy and security measures:
“It’s 2017. Do we know where our healthcare data is?”
Chances are, you can relate. Recent healthcare system data breaches, such as the one at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, point to the importance of making healthcare privacy and security a top priority at every step along the patient care continuum.
And if you can’t answer that question with confidence, it might be time to assess your organization’s privacy and security measures. Here are some actionable strategies you can use now to help your organization improve security measures with respect to patient data: