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  • What Are the Real Threats to the Security of Your Patient Data?

    In previous posts,  I discussed the security risk analysis process and described the limitations of the OCR security analysis tool in documenting actual threats to electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). When I talk to hospitals, most understand the value of a risk analysis, but they don’t have a good sense for what threats they should be including.  What I generally recommend (aside from hiring a good consultant) is that they start with some known realities. Known Organizational Breaches Many facilities are very quiet about security and privacy breaches, as they don’t want the bad publicity that comes from a breach. Nevertheless, the…

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