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10 Strategies for Protecting Patient Data
With cyber criminals actively targeting healthcare, Rick Kam, president and co-founder of security firm ID Experts, argues that the threats to protected health information have never been greater. As chair of the PHI Protection Network, a collaboration of vendors working to expedite adoption of PHI best practices, Kam also believes there are some critical strategies healthcare organizations can employ for protecting patient information.

The best place to start, he says, is with a risk assessment that serves as an inventory of where an organization’s patient information lies within and outside of the organization. But 10 other steps are just as necessary. (Photo: Fotolia)