Guest Column | January 2, 2014

How To Balance Security And Privacy With Hospital Data

By Paul Martini, CEO of iboss Network Security

2014 will be a challenging year for healthcare IT providers. The regulatory landscape is both more complex and stringent, with HIPPA compliance a key priority. To further complicate matters for healthcare IT providers, employees are introducing new applications, mobile devices, and mobile work habits that disrupt the ways security and privacy are traditionally managed. This combination of external forces, the need for compliance and the emergence of employee “Shadow IT,” forces providers to seek a balance between security for the organization and privacy for personal data.

Here are four critical areas to evaluate when balancing security and privacy as a healthcare IT provider:

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