The State of Healthcare Information Security Today

Update on HIPAA Omnibus Compliance, Protecting Patient Data

As federal regulators step up enforcement of privacy and security requirements under the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, healthcare organizations face key compliance challenges, including dealing with their business associates and ensuring that patient information is adequately protected to avoid breaches. What are healthcare entities' key struggles? What are they doing to step up compliance while also improving overall protection of patient data?

We conducted our third annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey to find out.

The 2014 survey sheds light on seven hot topics:

  • HIPAA Omnibus: Compliance is Challenging
  • Breach Prevention: Trend Analysis
  • Risk Assessments: Getting Better or Cutting Corners?
  • Encryption and Authentication: Room for Improvement
  • Mobile Tech: Inadequate Protection
  • Web Portals: Work in Progress
  • Priorities, Investments and Staffing

For instance, our survey found the top HIPAA Omnibus challenges are training and educating their workforce on compliance changes, followed by revising business associate agreements.

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