Information technology has become a core component in delivering quality healthcare while helping to minimize costs. This use of technology by hospitals, pharmacies, clinics and physicians, pharmaceutical manufactures and medical device makers brings its own set of challenges. Information security and privacy in healthcare have taken front stage in recent years. The threat of stolen protected health information (PHI) or medical devices that have vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by hackers, have put organizations on high alert.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) have also added to the burden of compliance with information security and privacy best practices. Cyber Knight’s team of experienced consultants provides healthcare and life sciences CIOs with the help they need to ensure compliance with state and federal security and privacy regulations.