Healthcare IT | 03 Jun 2015 | 4 min
With the rapid increase in the use of technology in Healthcare, providers are focusing more on automating clinical workflows and electronically capturing medical records for their patients to ensure the provision of quality care. This increased dependency on technology has made protecting the PHI (Protected Health Information) data and IT infrastructure more challenging. The advancement in technology has made the healthcare sector more vulnerable to security threats, thus increasing the risk of improper access to patient’s healthcare information. In the past few years, PHI data breaches resulting from vendor oversight and misconception have grown rapidly. Most of these have been caused by the involvement of a third party in handling the PHI data, resulting in a HIPAA violation.
Technology vendors and their customers should follow the 4 EASE steps to avoid any possible healthcare ePHI data breach:
Technology in healthcare is changing rapidly and security is often an oversight. Defining security processes in application development is critical for building a robust & sustainable platform. All healthcare technology organizations have to go the extra mile to protect PHI healthcare data and ensure PHI compliance. We must ensure that applications have the same processes and checks to do their own due diligence.
Write to us to enable your applications to have the same processes and ability to protect PHI data for avoiding any compliance-related issues.
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