Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Big Data to Combat Healthcare Data Breaches

Despite government regulators, the healthcare industry's reputation for data protection is less than stellar. There are often multiple breaches reported weekly and proliferating health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act could exacerbate the situation.
"It's impossible for a human to intelligently, accurately and reliably see unusual activity regarding access to electronic health records."
- Lee Kim, director of technology privacy and security solutions, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Increasingly, healthcare providers are looking to big data solutions to protect their patients' information, since as Lee Kim of HIMSS says "It's impossible for a human to intelligently, accurately and reliably see unusual activity regarding access to electronic health records." Big data analytics can proactively detect unauthorized access to patient records, even by authorized users. And low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services afford healthcare organizations great flexibility.
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Sources:
(a) Big Data offers means to combat health care hacker attacks - www.CSO.com.au, 11/25/2013

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