5 Ways Health Care Can Achieve Stronger Data Security

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Beware of Medical Devices and Mobile apps

Be careful when downloading apps and monitor all technology involved in the health care environment. Shockingly, nearly 20 percent of breaches within the health sector are caused by unsecure mobile apps and medical devices.

The world of health care has been drastically transformed through the development of electronic systems used to transmit data between physicians, diagnostic clinicians, lab techs and other practitioners. Although they have advanced patient care, these systems also make securing of protected health information (PHI) far more complicated than the old "lock and key" approach.

Although more than a year has passed since the cyber attack on health insurance giant Anthem, many industry experts are still asking questions: What went wrong? Who is at fault? Were there preventative measures that could've been taken? And while these questions have yet to be answered, immediate action must be taken to achieve better security. In this slideshow, Mark Hickman, COO at WinMagic, discusses the top five ways health care organizations can protect themselves from a data breach.

 

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