The potential for health plan privacy and security data breaches is substantial. Implementation varies widely within the sector. Adequate data protection and security are priorities for health plans. A basic approach to assessing an organization’s current preparedness requires consideration in three key areas.
E Com Security Solutions Identify and assess data security risks to develop appropriate security controls to mitigate or avoid risk. The review could cover:
- Current technologies, applications, networks
- Processes, policies, governance, PHI access
- Locations, partners, third parties
- State, federal, and international (cross-border) regulations and requirements
This Allows health care organizations to make informed decisions on how to allocate security resources to improve data protection Security and Privacy Program. E Com Security Solutions articulate the organizational vision for security and privacy and based on the current state and external environment, this plan could:
- Identify organizational gaps
- Outline the organizational vision for security and privacy
- Define governance and processes
- Develop and implement policies, procedures, and training needed to mitigate or avoid risk
This creates baseline standards for the secure handling of sensitive patient information; creates organization-wide awareness of data privacy and security policies.
E Com Security Solutions develop an enterprise-wide privacy and security program to Validate effective risk management and governance. This Reduces organizational risk; creates customer trust and confidence in an organization’s protection of PHI; reduces potential for financial penalties due to reasonable cause or willful neglect. Also develop identity and access controls and monitoring Protocols.
As the electronic transmission of PHI among U.S. health care system stakeholders proliferates, safeguarding the security and privacy of that information will become an increasing challenge. Organizations seeking to stay ahead of the regulatory curve should prepare now to address the near and long-term implications of the Omnibus Final Rule.