The Digitization of Healthcare
Healthcare providers face an urgent, internal battle every day: Security and compliance versus productivity and service
Care providers face an urgent, internal battle every day: security and compliance versus productivity and care. For most clinicians, the fight is an easy one. Providing quick, high-quality care wins almost every time. The responsibility falls to healthcare IT to implement the policies and tools necessary to protect patient data while also catering to the new, faster, information-sharing needs of today's healthcare professionals.
Protecting patient data is not only important to passing healthcare regulation audits, but it’s also crucial to providing patient care. Patient records track medications, lab results, diagnoses, and so on, usually shared among a variety of doctors, nurses, and technicians. Inaccurate or missing records can literally be a life-or-death situation.
Over 41 million patient records were breached in 2019, with a single hacking incident affecting close to 21 million records.1
The healthcare industry faces the immense challenge of preventing continuous data breaches from attempts by hackers or through human error. While the prevention of data breaches continues to be a priority for any IT professional managing the network and data of a healthcare organization, ensuring operational efficiency and productivity is equally important. A managed file transfer (MFT) solution can help an IT professional implement a data management strategy that includes a focus on efficiency, reliability, security, and compliance for all data activity.
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