How to Prevent Data Breaches in Healthcare?
Hello, how to prevent data breaches in healthcare? Despite all the tech precautions and healthcare provider awareness, data breach statistics demonstrate a dramatic increase over the past ten years, with violations reaching their peak in 2020. These data breaches affect thousands of patients across world. Hopefully, in 2021, healthcare providers pay more attention to their digital ecosystems and data protection. Cybersecurity in healthcare is becoming a hot technology trend for this decade. Please leave your comments on this.
@rikrounak The US government pays great attention to medical record security, which is regulated by HIPAA and EDI in healthcare.
There are several efficient practices every healthcare provider should adhere to:
Conduct annual cybersecurity checks to ensure everything stays in compliance with HIPAA security rules and robust technology standards.
Employ only reliable third-party partners for your ongoing tech maintenance or outsourced projects.
Keep your medical staff trained and educated regarding data security and cybersecurity principles, risks, best practices, and consequences of non-compliance.
Keep your devices and healthcare records under professional tech supervision: make sure staff log out of all unattended devices, anti-malware checks are regularly scheduled, etc.
Make sure all systems are up-to-date and protected against unauthorized access.
Manage a Wi-Fi network for guests and visitors so that no unauthorized users can access any restricted areas of your facility’s network.
Manage your IT infrastructure to make sure all hardware is protected and well-functioning.
Hire a qualified in-house IT manager.