With the exponential growth in vulnerabilities over the past decade, healthcare organizations look to supplement HIPAA regulations with other types of cybersecurity frameworks. The recent uptick in telehealth and telecommuting during the COVID-19 pandemic has added even more vulnerabilities to an already long list. Cybersecurity has become a core focus for healthcare leaders as more weaknesses are identified and exploited by bad actors.
A typical healthcare system might perform up to 22 different types of security risk assessments each year. In decentralized health systems, information gathered during assessments is most likely siloed and not necessarily actionable.
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A 2019 report found that over 40 percent of health care executives said artificial intelligence will be the technology with the highest impact on operational performance in the next 3 years. But AI is not just for clinical use.
Over the course of 2019, we covered a variety of security and compliance topics, including security risk audits, HIPAA compliance, employee compliance training, and executive leadership and IT governance.
Though these issues are still relevant going into a new decade, we predict a renewed – or even evolved – outlook on four specific areas of security and compliance strategy.
Have you heard the term GRC but not quite sure what it includes? Or how it relates to healthcare? To that end, we’ve put together this list of the top 5 things you need to know about governance, risk, and compliance.
“It’s not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when.” Have you heard this – or even said it yourself – when discussing cybersecurity matters at your healthcare organization?
Just like other operational and clinical areas of a healthcare system, the right metrics can help you understand current state in your compliance and security strategy and help guide decisions for how your organization should allocate funding for health IT projects related to governance, risk, and compliance.
But, where to begin? Using a quarterly governance report card is an efficient way to gather data and see trending over time. Start with our top seven metrics to gather on your report card: