IDMWORKS Knows That The Stakes Are High In The Healthcare Industry
Besides being one of the most heavily regulated industries and most reliant on complex legacy software, healthcare faces a unique and compelling responsibility: compromised security or tedious inefficiencies can cost a higher toll than any other industry- human life.
Still, it leads in hacking attempts and data breaches, in large part because PHI secures ten times the price tag of financial data on the black market
To add to the necessity are trademark operational qualities of healthcare organizations such as a propensity for frequent changes to their IT ecosystem through mergers/acquisitions as well as a unique workforce of employees with sophisticated user requirements.
Take, for example, traveling nurses or practice providers that use the facilities to conduct occasional surgeries. Not only are there complexities with physical access, but roles can be difficult to govern, as well. One common example is a practicing physician who is also a department head. Without proper administrative safeguards, these factors can make security protocols very complex to manage and the organizational risk burdensome to keep compliant.
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It can be a lot more integrative than merely putting effective controls around user populations, however, and organizations often struggle with:
Technology management, given the industry as a whole often lags around a decade behind in adoption
Connecting and incorporating legacy on-premise software with newer applications that are likely cloud-driven
Tracking and managing critical assets and data repositories
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With healthcare organizations literally overflowing with personally identifiable information (PII)- from Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to physical data found on patient charts- taking control of your security processes is not just essential for maintaining compliance posture, but it’s also imperative for consumer trust in your organization.
When choosing a partner to partake in this journey with you, we understand it takes more than merely experience with technology implementation. Healthcare providers need and deserve a partner with vast experience not just successfully guiding others in the industry through IT modernization, but one that also understands the importance of compliance and puts security at the forefront of decision making; not just protecting consumers and their data, but also safeguarding healthcare’s most valuable resource- its people. IDMWORKS has the expertise to build a manageable roadmap and ensure proper measures are deployed to secure your entire environment.