Old data learns new tricks: Managing patient security and privacy on a new data-sharing playground
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“As every aspect of care and treatment becomes digitized and more easily shared, health organizations are facing an array of privacy and security challenges. The most frequently reported issue among providers was the improper use of protected health information (PHI) by an internal party, and improper file transfer containing PHI among health insurers and pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. Pharmaceutical and life sciences respondents appeared least aware about these issues—64% saying they did not know if their organization had experienced a privacy/security-related issue in the last two years.
While each industry sector has specific privacy and security issues four guidelines provide a common strategy for providers, health insurers, and pharmaceutical/life sciences firms to move forward in this environment:
- Integrate privacy, security, and
compliance approaches and
- Make minimum controls and
standards a prerequisite to play
- Deputize all workers as
- Make privacy part of the consumer
experience and brand.”