As data breaches are making their way as a common part of our society, it is no longer a matter of if a breach will occur in your healthcare organization, but when. Healthcare data breaches are inevitable due to that fact that we entrust a majority of our sensitive and personal information with our healthcare providers. In order for these providers to effectively care for their patients, they must have access to timely and detailed information, thus the primary reasoning for the mandated implementation of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. While hopefully improving efficiency and communication, this reliance on the electronic storage of sensitive data will continue to heighten the exposure to potential breaches.
Unauthorized users are becoming more and more sophisticated in obtaining the personal data. As such, it is imperative that those the healthcare industry as a whole, continue to manage and initiate preventative measures to secure patient data. A single data breach can not only lead to millions of dollars in damages, but also diminish the community’s confidence in the organization as a whole, potentially affecting future revenue streams.
Healthcare data breaches have been and will continue to occur more frequency as digital reliance becomes more and more prevalent. Proper protection from a mitigation and prevention standpoint is an absolute necessity. Chivaroli & Associates, your exclusive insurance and risk management strategic partner, can assist in developing the appropriate initiatives as well as design a customized insurance program that will respond when your are faced with an actual or potential breach.
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