Now that you have better understood the importance of good safety management within hospitals and clinics, it is time to think about what you can do to achieve better results. The most important thing is to find safe ways to give quick access to professionals who need this information to work:
Use secure systems and connections
This goes for any company, so it is still scary to see this type of neglect occurring in the health sector. Systems with digital security certificates and VPN connections assist in confirming the user's identity with fewer loopholes for false positives.
If you still do not have enough resources to purchase this type of service, it is time to take your concern to the other directors and managers of the company.
Perform recurrent testing and monitoring
After implementation, monitoring is your main weapon for identifying loopholes and threats , as well as looking for ways to deal with them. First, include in your technological solution tools that enable this control of access, views and edits in confidential documents.
Well-managed credentials are a huge step towards a secure system, but also look out for cracks that can be exploited in your system. Run recurrent penetration tests and act immediately when a problem is encountered. Constant vigilance is one of the keys to avoid data hijacking in the health sector.
Have a contingency plan
But, even if your surveillance is well planned and executed, problems will happen. New threats appear all the time and a few hours with an outdated system can be enough to compromise data.
Usually the field technician work in the given site by the client, engaged in fixing and sustaining the network, hardware, software, and other telecom and IT-related set-ups.
Therefore, being prepared for crises is essential. Set up a detailed contingency plan now, with an effective backup and restore policy. Prioritize in this plan the recovery of availability (vital in the case of the health segment) and, only after the system goes back on air, find and pursue the trail left by the criminal and the loopholes exploited by him.
Investing in Cloud Computing
All of these practices can be facilitated with a good Cloud Computing provider , or a partner company in managing the cloud. The great advantage of this model is to bring certified security protocols, access monitoring and specialized support to your system. It is a way to take the most weight off your shoulders and give more space to manage that data.