Complying with HIPAA regulations and protecting important patient data

Productive and innovative collaborations are starting to take place in the cloud as the healthcare industry continues to digitize. This creates opportunities to build better foundations for patient care, but it creates a complex ecosystem of compliance considerations, security risks, and costs.

Healthcare has traditionally lagged behind other industries when it comes to leveraging the cloud. Many healthcare systems are impeded by legacy systems, fragmented IT, and cumbersome applications. Companies may have modernized with electronic medical records, but still don’t have the processes in place to ensure these records are secure and that data collection is compliant.

When partner companies share apps and sensitive patient data across organizations and directories, this only further serves to complicate systems and put companies — and their patients — at risk of a data breach. This is where Identity and Access Management is essential.

With the right approach, healthcare companies are redefining the industry: setting new standards for on-demand patient care, bringing much needed services to all corners of the world, and connecting partner organizations to better serve those in need — all while complying with HIPAA regulations and protecting important patient data.

You must innovate to remain competitive but there are additional risks to manage. Enterprise security must remain a core focus, as exposing more digital touchpoints and access to resources creates additional entry points for hackers and criminals to exploit. This can, in turn, increase the potential for identity theft, account takeover or fraud.