Tips for Securing Private Health Data
Protecting data in the healthcare industry is no easy feat. Healthcare providers and their business associates must balance protecting patient privacy while delivering quality patient care and meeting the strict regulatory requirements set forth by HIPAA and other regulations, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Because protected health information (PHI) is among an individual’s most sensitive (and for criminals, valuable) private data, the guidelines for healthcare providers and other organizations that handle, use, or transmit patient information include strict data protection requirements that come with hefty penalties and fines if they’re not met.
A robust healthcare data protection program goes beyond compliance - here are some tips for protecting healthcare data against today's threats.
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