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Data Security is This CIO's Constant Challenge

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For Chuck Christian, CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., end-point security is a constant and ongoing challenge. With a variety of technologies and policies in place to safeguard sensitive information that could make its way to devices, the 232-bed hospital has managed to stay off the HHS data breach Web site so far, in part due to the diligence of Christian and his 25-member I.T. staff. "You have to re-educate people--tell and tell again, no patient data on a laptop," says Christian, summarizing one key policy. "Period."

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