Are You Protecting ALL Of Your Patients’ Information?
A recent breach at JPMorgan Chase has highlighted the need for anyone who deals with personal information to safeguard all data. While at first glance a data breach at a bank may not seem to be pertinent for a hospital or a clinic that data that was stolen shows otherwise. The hackers responsible for the Chase breach didn’t still account information or other data that most people consider important at first glance.
The data stolen was customer’s names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. While this information doesn’t allow direct access to accounts it does allow criminals to perpetrate sophisticated spear phishing campaigns where they impersonate the bank or other institution against the people whose information has been stolen.
As a healthcare provider, you’re always concerned about safeguarding a patient’s PHI but are you doing an adequate job protecting all of your patients information? By ensuring that you have safeguards and protocols in place to protect all patient information you’re protecting your patients but also protecting yourself from the reputational damage and any other consequences that would result from a breach where patient information was lost.
As a healthcare provider you’re responsible to your patients to ensure that you’re not responsible for allowing their information to be stolen. The question is are you doing everything you need to?
If you have questions about protecting your patients data call ITPAC today.