Xenon Health is committed to embracing and contributing to the ongoing changes in healthcare. The digitization of not just medical records but the entire care continuum is no doubt driving efficiency and improving patient outcomes. It has also heralded a substantial body of challenges. One of these is trying to combat the global specter of electronic protected health information theft. Cyber criminals have targeted patient information because of its ubiquity, detailed content and its value on the black market. Reportedly 80 percent of healthcare institutions have seen at least one cyber breach at some level. Consulting firm Accenture has projected that information theft associated with such breaches can cost the healthcare industry more than $300 billion of revenue within a span of five years. The reality is that most healthcare companies are not adequately prepared to combat cyber infiltration and data theft.
Some of the most common problems identified with healthcare organization with respect to data theft protection include:
At Xenon Health, every job to some degree, is a cybersecurity job. Employees are trained from day one to be cognizant of patient privacy and vulnerabilities in their digital environment. We have mandatory HIPAA compliance training with recertification required every two years for all employees.
The following are some of the initiative we have taken in trying to secure and protect the digital information of our patients and healthcare partners:
Just as we continue to refine our management protocols through an empirical and iterative approach, we continuously learn and further our defenses against EPHI theft.