More than 50% of chief information officers who participated in a recent poll are "extremely concerned" about security breaches of personal health information affecting their facility. And they should be, especially as more practices are moving toward utilizing electronic mediums to communicate with their patients, colleagues, and healthcare leaders.
Various ways to keep patient and other personal health information secure from those inside or outside the practice are being more widely used. Security breaches can be averted by enacting and following these simple steps.
A policy should be in place that outlines what information should be encrypted and how to do it.