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6 steps to keep security issues at bay
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 04:32:01 -0500 (CDT)


By Bernie Monegain
Healthcare IT News
April 25, 2013

Healthcare institutions should emulate best-of-breed privacy polices developed by financial services firms rather than other hospitals, recommends William Tanenbaum, partner at New York-based technology law firm Kaye Scholer LLP.

When it comes to privacy and data security, healthcare institutions face tremendous exposure to regulatory violations and monetary damages, Tanenbaum said in a news release. Tanenbaum advises clients on a wide range of technology and Internet issues, including data security and privacy.

“Criminals pay more for stolen personal health information than they do for stolen credit card information,” he said. "The top of a medical chart contains all the information needed for identify theft. While better IT is the solution, not all wheels have to be reinvented.”

Tannebaum advises hospitals to adopt the IT solutions, privacy and data security procedures and employee education programs that already have been developed and tested by leading financial institutions to protect sensitive personal information in a regulatory environment.


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