Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Survey: Healthcare Data Security Priorities

The second annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey shed light on how healthcare security professionals are dealing with HIPAA rules and improving data security approaches.

Refining regulatory compliance efforts (55 percent), bettering security awareness/education (45 percent), and spotting data breaches (34 percent) ranked highest as respondents' priorities.

"The three highest-ranked priorities for healthcare security professionals were refining regulatory compliance efforts (55 percent), bettering security awareness/education (45 percent) and spotting data breaches (34 percent).."
- Health IT Security
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Sources:
(a) Survey Reveals Healthcare Data Security Priorities, Concerns - HealthITSecurity.com, 04/15/2013
(b) Healthcare Information Security Today Survey - Healthcare Information Security Today, 04/2013

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