Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Data Breaches Inevitable, So Prepare Now

The bad news: if your organization hasn't had a privacy breach in the media yet, it probably will, according to Steven Bennett, a healthcare IT recruitment firm, speaking at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Fall CIO Forum.

Bennett noted that more than 650 healthcare organizations have experienced breaches involving 500 or more patient-identifiable medical records. According to the Office for Civil Rights at Health and Human Services, more than 22.5 million patients have been affected by these breaches.

"The loss of confidential information is a big news event."
- Steven Bennett, former reporter and now VP of a healthcare IT recruitment firm
One Forum attendee, Kelly Styles, VP and CIO at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, advised to “be prepared.”

To head off being the focus of a big news story, preparation can include catching insiders when they first start snooping by utilizing low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.

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Sources:
(a) Data Breaches "Inevidable," So Prepare Now, CIOs Told - www.ModernHealthcare.com, 10/09/2013

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