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Assessing Healthcare IT Networks in Order to Protect Patient Data
Virtually every healthcare organization today strives to protect patients and make them well, but the challenges encountered along the way can truly be daunting. In many cases, in fact, the issues that arise are of types not traditionally associated with healthcare at all.
Companies like North American Health Security play an increasingly important role in helping healthcare businesses and organizations overcome challenges that might lie outside their traditional areas of focus. By shoring up information technology assets and resources to protect the data and privacy of patients, specialists like these actually enable their clients to focus more on providing better care.
Assessing Networks, Computers, and Other Points of Access
Electronic medical records routinely hold some of the most important and intimate information about particular people. Allowing these kinds of data to fall into the hands of unauthorized persons could enable harm of unprecedented and unacceptable kinds.
IT specialists who are able to pinpoint weak points in the networks of healthcare organizations can help ensure that such unfortunate failures do not happen. NAHS Healthcare IT assessments can help with regard to:
Highlighting vulnerabilities. Even an apparently well maintained network can include vulnerable services and other types of weaknesses. Professionals who keep up with the latest advisories and tools can scan and probe networks and other IT resources to make sure that these gaps are recognized and addressed.
Privacy protections. Keeping the data of patients private requires more than merely maintaining a well protected network. Healthcare organizations must also establish and maintain processes that prevent insiders from misusing or illegitimately accessing information. Once again, IT specialists who are trained to assess such provisions can help.
Response plans. When a problem does occur, being able to respond effectively is important, as well. Businesses that are ready to asses the preparation efforts of their clients can easily make a difference.
A More Strategic, Reliable Way of Keeping Patient Data Safe
For healthcare organizations that seek out such types of assistance and related ones, becoming a lot more capable of protecting patient privacy and data comes within reach. Instead of struggling with a largely foreign set of requirements and duties, seeking out the right type of assistance typically turns out to be far more productive.
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