How We Can Help: Navigating Compliance, OCR Enforcement, and PHI Risk Landscape

October 19, 2016

Learn how FairWarning Managed Privacy Services reduces risk and enhances compliance through comprehensive expert monitoring and empowers a cohesive relationship between privacy, security and compliance.

What really happens with each breach of patient health information? The impact can be extraordinarily far-reaching. When a PHI breach occurs, the results can certainly be immediate and devastating for the targeted healthcare organization. But the impact to the life of the patient can be equally devastating, potentially resulting in social embarrassment and financial loss.

The impact can even lead to a diminishment of the quality of medical care that patients receive. According to the Data Breach Investigations Report 2016 by Verizon, some patients withhold information from healthcare providers for fear that their data may not be kept private—a resounding reflection of patients’ diminished trust in organizations’ ability to secure their data.

It’s certainly understandable that healthcare organizations focus intensively upon the internal ramifications of a data breach. But they also have a duty to the patient(s) impacted by the breach. And the Office of Civil Rights is currently laser-focused in assuring that healthcare organizations fulfill those duties.

But unfortunately, the healthcare industry, overall, is not fulfilling those duties. Recent record-breaking, multimillion-dollar resolution agreements illustrate that many healthcare organizations simply aren’t doing a good job of protecting patient data. Specifically, healthcare organizations are failing to fulfill the following four basic responsibilities:

FairWarning can help. FairWarning’s Managed Privacy Services currently successfully monitors nearly a half-million healthcare employees every day. FairWarning’s successful monitoring program is comprised of the following essential, foundational components:

During this webinar, four of FairWarning’s leading experts in patient privacy security describes FairWarning’s blueprint for structuring a successful monitoring program. The team discusses the importance of incorporating training and remediation into your monitoring program. Also discussed is the necessity of maintaining a single repository for all privacy and security investigations, and using a proper investigation tool for conducting security investigations.

This webinar provides excellent guidance for helping healthcare organizations live up to the security standards that patients deserve, and that the government demands. And though the webinar focuses upon illustrating FairWarning’s industry-best security monitoring and investigations capabilities, actionable insights are provided that can also benefit organizations that are not FairWarning customers.

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