Breach Preparedness Know-How
Hospitals with a well-rehearsed, well-coordinated plan in place have the best chance to limit the damage.
Gone are the days when health care organizations stored valuable patient information on disorganized stacks of floppy disks in dusty back corners of offices. Today, hospitals are using easily accessible and managed data storage systems that deliver universal connectivity in a networked environment. But as hospitals experience a prolific gain in data, they are reexamining their security processes with a single goal in mind: to streamline the security of their information management and enhance their breach preparedness.
Lee Barrett, executive director and CEO of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, says consumers expect hospitals to be transparent when revealing their actions and describing the severity of the breach’s damage.
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