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Main Organizations Have a Pain in Their IT

Posted by Michael Osterman

Mar 3, 2014 9:49:00 AM

Healthcare is among the most heavily regulated industries and among the most difficult to manage in the context of IT. Not only must healthcare organizations protect the enormous volumes of highly sensitive and confidential data that flows through their networks, they must deal with managing threats that can enter an organization from a large number of ingress points: email sent between healthcare organizations and their business partners, employee use of the Web, social media, and Wi-Fi networks that are intended for staff and patient use. Moreover, healthcare organizations and their network of partners must comply with a growing set of burdensome and onerous regulations, all with the knowledge that even simple mistakes can result in painful and far-reaching consequences.

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Topics: Healthcare, HIPAA, PHI, HITECH, HIMSS

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