Security Technology Executive

FEB-MAR 2017

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20 SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE • Februar y/March 2017 • www. HEALTHCARE Mitigating Hospital Data and Information Breaches I n healthcare, every member of an organiza- tion—CEO's, doctors, even environmental ser- vices—will play a part in patient safety. We know this. We live this daily. The problem when it comes to patient healthcare data security is that no one dies when their personal information get stolen. The risk of data theft looks less serious than it is, and it is hard to apportion blame or responsibility. Worse still, this risk seems to come with the territory. It's easy for doctors and administrators to argue that it's necessary to risk the safety of patient data in the name of expedient treatment. Patient safety and patient security can coexist without either taking a back seat By Val King

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