Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Identity And Access Management For Hdos - 1500 Words

Identity and Access Management for HDOs Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) are continuously confronted with handling a large amount of sensitive patient information. These organizations must have the capability to protect patient privacy and the integrity of their personal information, and yet be able to share the information with clinicians and staff that have a legal need for the information to provide due care. HDO’s are also under pressure to increase the effectiveness of their regulatory compliance processes for HIPAA, HITECH, Meaningful Use, PCI, and others. As HDOs expand, merge and evolve to keep up with the requirements of maintaining electronic healthcare records (EHR) and electronic protected health information (ePHI),†¦show more content†¦This increase of sensitive data available online, commonly accessed through usernames and passwords, has produced a dramatic jump in healthcare information compromised by data breaches. In 2015, the IRTC reported that a staggering 66.7% of all records compromised in data breaches were in the healthcare industry; in 2014, this number was only 9.7%. †¦.more of a challenge as we lose control of the perimeter with business going digital, mobile and into the cloud. The potential vulnerabilities within a Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) are numerous. The impact of exploitation of the can be enormous. It’s not only that the information will be damaged, stolen, or misused; the actual or implied theft of improperly protected electronic data can result in extortion threats. The cost and distraction of a hacker’s extortion demand that threatens to shut down an entity’s system or to expose confidential information can be significant. In addition to the direct costs related to the extortion demand, a facility can have major expenses, including those for the required notification of patients related to the real or threatened release of their identity information. Many states require companies to notify all of their customers if a breach is even suspected. The potential for exploitation does not stop there. Consider any of the following scenarios, note that some do not even require access to personal information, a hacker just needs to get access: ï  ¶

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