As healthcare data breaches continue to dominate headlines, and the stakes for substantial fines and penalties increase, organizations are carefully re-examining their security and compliance posture. With more than 90 million healthcare records leaked in 2015 alone, safeguarding electronic protected health information (ePHI) is becoming a top priority for the industry. But is enough attention being given to managing and tracking the IT assets where ePHI is stored?

Industry regulations dictate that organizations must identify and record the location and movement of any media or hardware containing ePHI. Complying with these requirements means you have to understand what IT assets you own, what data is being stored on them and who has access to it. However, many healthcare organizations do not accurately know where or even how many assets they have, such as servers, laptops or mobile devices.

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