Security threats & ways to keep your practice safe
As of 2013, twenty-one million patients have had their information exposed via fraud. For scammers, it is 50 percent more valuable to steal medical information than social security information. So, how can you keep your patients’ sensitive information secure?
In the following video, Jonathan Stanley – Vanguard Communications Technical Director – discusses how your practices might be at risk and ways to safeguard your patients’ data.
Do you believe that your practice is hackable?
If you answered no, you are part of the problem. Security does not just involve technology, it involves people. In 2011, UCLA Health was fined $865,000 dollars after its employees were caught spying on celebrity patients’ records. As such, sensitive information cannot just be protected by passwords and encryption; there must be a shift in employee behavior.