Patients, Privacy & Healthcare’s Eroding Trust

Patients are increasingly concerned about your cybersecurity.

We often think of cybersecurity in terms of healthcare IT and boardrooms where healthcare CISOs to system administrators contemplate the benefits of ePHI and eHR. Although HIPAA compliance requirements have given hospitals, healthcare IT organizations or anyone who stores, uses and manages electronic medical records (EMR) plenty to be concerned about, we often forget that real patients are at the whim of these discussions.

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT found that privacy and data loss are very much on patients’ minds — and those attitudes have the potential to impact both treatment outcomes and organizational reputations. Concerns over cybersecurity can lead to patients withholding critical health information that would otherwise aid in their care. It is ultimately the responsibility of the organization to foster their patients’ trust and strengthen their cybersecurity.

Learn more about how patients view their healthcare providers and cybersecurity by downloading our “Patients, Privacy & Healthcare’s Eroding Trust” Vantage Point article by Kurt Hagerman, Armor Chief Information Security Officer. You can also search through our Knowledge Center for more infographics and resources to learn more about securing your data.

 

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