Date Added: Nov 2009
As healthcare providers automate their medical records, clinical systems, and medical imaging, protecting the privacy of patient information and securing IT infrastructures is becoming increasingly challenging. Healthcare organizations are facing more security threats that increase the risks of inappropriate access to patient information, inability to access the information, and impaired integrity of the information. New security and privacy laws for healthcare, heightened enforcement and stiffer penalties have increased the urgency of addressing security risks. In this threat landscape, healthcare organizations need to secure protected health information and critical systems as they support operational requirements for providing clinicians with continuous access to information.