In the healthcare world, security and privacy issues are extremely critical, especially in terms of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance. Although cloud computing can alleviate some of the stress regarding this topic, regulations to secure Protected Health Information (ePHI) are very strict, and complying with them can be very difficult.
What this means for Hospitals
Data breaches in the healthcare industry are expected to triple according to a new report by ‘Black Book Market Research’. The ‘2020 State of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Industry’ report is based on a survey of 2,464 security professionals from 705 provider organizations. The results suggest that 1,500 healthcare providers are vulnerable to data breaches, that’s a 300% increase over 2020.
What this means for Vendors
As a result of the rise in remote communication with patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of telehealth technologies may very well not be fully compliant with HIPAA, which creates obstacles for patient privacy.
- In addition, keeping information secure through a remote call with a doctor is quite challenging. Protected Health Information data must be transmitted in structured formats, and these calls can make the process complicated.
The Iguana integration engine provides High Availability (HA) for our Enterprise customers, an exclusive feature ensuring critical systems are always functioning. Critical features such as log encryption and user audit logging are always up via HA and Iguana provides methods to help safeguard and protect ePHI and make regulatory compliance easier through the encryption of data, both while in transit and at rest. Its logs are encrypted in real-time, as they are written to storage using industry best practices. Our HA tool suite will always be kept up to date and compatible with Iguana.
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