Data Visibility & Protection

Keeping Healthcare Data Secure

April 14, 2009

Absolute Software has released a list of the Top Five Healthcare Practices for Keeping Data Secure. These best practices will be valuable as healthcare moves forward with technology, particularly since the American Recovery and REinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed in February.

  1. Know the consequences of a data breach
  2. Assess your organization's situation
  3. Implement a comprehensive data security plan
  4. Secure data on mobile computers
  5. Create a data breach policy

Learn more about these 5 steps and ARRA here.

Considering the most recent hospital data breach in Miami has affected 200,000, and that data breaches in healthcare data breaches are more costly than breaches in other sectors, it's a good idea to take all the steps you can to protect the data of your patients, clients and employees in this sector. A data breach is costly in any sector, but it's important you understand how a data breach can impact, and be prevented, in yours.

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