The passage of the HITECH Act and adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are creating unprecedented amounts of digital health information. While EHRs offer many advantages for patients and providers, they also generate risks that must be managed effectively. A new survey of more than 500 healthcare executives reveals that organizations are ready to take action.
This paper defines today's healthcare information security challenges and outlines a plan for a new healthcare information security paradigm. The paper highlights:
- How the Meaningful Use rule relates to HIPAA
- The growing laundry list of healthcare security concerns
- The need for a new healthcare information security paradigm