Unwavering Protection for Personal Information
The healthcare industry processes and stores massive amounts of sensitive data, including personal health information (PHI) and personal identifiable information (PII), as well as financial and privacy data related to billing and payments (PCI and financial data). This data is routinely shared between healthcare providers, claims processors, insurance companies, pharmacies, and other entities, and it needs to be protected at every stop along the way, as well as in transit.
As the number and cost of breaches continues to rise, healthcare organizations must take the right precautions to ensure their sensitive data remains private and is compliant with the federal Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, along with hundreds of other state, federal, and industry compliance and privacy rules and mandates.
Technology has changed the face of healthcare, leading to an increased need for healthcare cybersecurity to guard the extensive amount of personal and sensitive data contained in patient records. Cybersecurity plans must stay ahead of policy changes to effectively combat worsening cybercrime.
Federal regulations such as HIPAA and HITECH require strict data privacy and detailed audit procedures for healthcare information.
It’s not always clear who has access to the systems in scope for electronic health records and the changes they are able to make.
Attacks are inevitable; healthcare organizations need a documented response and recovery plan to counteract the effects.
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A key part of protecting sensitive healthcare data is knowing what data you do and do not have—and where. Close the loop with PK Discovery, powered by the merger of Dataguise and PKWARE technologies, and locate every place sensitive personal data is stored to help organizations maintain visibility and control over both structured and unstructured data.
Heightened security standards and evolving threats continue to regularly intensify the need for a sophisticated approach to data protection. PKWARE’s PK Protect automated data security technology platform makes it easy to comply with new regulations and security standards while eliminating risk. Protect sensitive data with customizable obfuscation and encryption.
Cybersecurity and personal data protection mandates are continually being revised as technology expands and improves. With PKWARE’s automated data security solutions, healthcare organizations can be confident that they have security technology that accurately controls access to protected health information.