Gartner Research

Healthcare Delivery Organizations Will Need Stronger Security to Participate in Digital Business

Published: 02 April 2015

ID: G00274965

Analyst(s): Barry Runyon , Zafar Chaudry, M.D.

Summary

A series of recent high-profile security failures shows that many healthcare delivery organizations' current practices and controls remain inadequate. Gartner's guidelines will help CIOs keep their organizations safe to facilitate safe participation in digital business.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Undertake a Current-State Assessment of the Data the Healthcare Organization Owns, Manages and Uses
  • Review Existing Health Information Security Policies to Identify All the Risks to Electronic Health Information That the Organization Faces
  • Formulate a Comprehensive Plan to Educate and Train Healthcare Users on Security
  • Carefully Review All Network Security Plans, Especially If BYOD Is an Organizational Consideration

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