Eight Reasons Why You Need to Audit Your Data Security Plan

No company is immune to a data breach that could severely compromise your records and your credibility with customers. Every healthcare company should have a data security and privacy plan that identifies potential threats and outlines how to deal with them.

You also should review your plan on a regular basis and have the plan audited by an appropriate agent. Healthcare security consultants, accrediting agencies and others can proactively audit your plans and make suggestions on how to improve.

While it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever face a federal audit, a significant breach can trigger an investigation that includes your data and security plans. Having a plan may not assuage hefty fines if that plan hasn’t been tested through an audit.

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