The healthcare industry has come a long way from the days of taking and maintaining paper medical records. Now, more hospitals, physicians offices, and other medical service providers have integrated the digital into their daily operations. Whether it’s using mobile devices to record patient information or storing electronic health records on a network, connected technology is as common in medicine as a stethoscope.
With more connected technology comes increased risk for network and data privacy breaches.
Data security failures impact life-or-death patient care. Non-compliance with security & privacy standards set by HIPAA regulations can result in hefty fines and other penalties.
Our team of experts takes a 360° approach to cybersecurity, data privacy, and breach protection, performing thorough examination of your organization’s security gaps and risks. In addition, we’ll help you develop and implement medical data security standards that protect patients and electronic protected health information (ePHI).
Healthcare Data Security & Privacy Services
Like staying healthy, the best way to prevent a cyberattack from sabotaging a healthcare operation is through education and prevention. From hospitals and clinics to medical research and pharmaceutical operations, Zaviant offers a suite of services to meet data security issues in healthcare.
The High Cost of Healthcare Data Security Breaches
Why are data protection and cybersecurity important in healthcare?
Because there are so many ways for hacking to turn a healthcare provider’s operation upside down, cybercriminals gain access to an organization’s network and its private information using tactics such as:
- Distributed denial of services
- Phishing scams
Recent cyberattacks against the healthcare industry have left many organizations reeling, impacting everything from patient care to insurance claims processing. Data security breaches have cost the healthcare industry billions of dollars. Fines for non-compliance with data protection regulations are staggering, too — for instance, failure to meet HIPAA cybersecurity regulations can result in a $10,000 fine per day, per breach.