“While 62% of breaches in 2020 were related to hacking, healthcare insiders themselves accounted for 1 in every 5 breaches.”
We hear about healthcare breaches almost every day lately. Insurance companies that had a breech and had millions of records accessed, healthcare systems that were subject to hackers and even providers themselves losing track of PHI.
Even if you do not host your patient health information directly, you need to always be aware and continue to monitor the systems you have in place, to make sure the information is being guarded at all times. Who is in charge of your internal passwords, setting up new users, terminating employees that have left? When did you last do a Security Risk Assessment? These are questions that you should be reviewing at least quarterly and documenting the outcomes.