Compliance Officer


Unintended consequences of digital adoption

In an era of unprecedented digitalization, the healthcare sector has had more personal data breaches than any other industry.

The disconnect between security governance and robust data creation along with a proliferation of cloud storage creates a perfect storm for unauthorized data access and hacking.

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Adapting to new IAM needs

Compliance teams spent years developing crisis response and business continuity protocols, only to realize those plans required a level of identity access management (IAM) that exceeded manual capabilities.

Healthcare organizations have the highest costs associated with data breaches, with an annual estimated cost of $7.413 million.1

What percentage of healthcare organizations have experienced an IoT cyberattack?

8 out of 10 healthcare organizations have experienced an IoT-focused cyberattack.2

The future of compliance is identity access management (IAM)

A confluence of trends are creating unique identity security challenges for healthcare compliance teams:

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Increased use of personal devices to send data over networks

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Employees accessing critical applications in the cloud

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Unforseen security gaps and data challenges post-M&A

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The rise of remote work across the labor spectrum, from clinicians (as with telemedicine) to researchers and home health aides

Nontraditional settings (urgent care clinics, hospices, outpatient facilities, and rehabilitation centers) requiring an increase in data sharing

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Innovations in the business of healthcare are transforming hospital compliance programs

To safeguard sensitive data, compliance teams will need to know:
Who has access to what?
Should they have access?
How are they using their access?

How does IAM help?

Onboarding and access

Healthcare organizations are rapidly onboarding software applications, but many have limited insight into who has access to critical clinical and operational software applications and platforms. This lack of oversight can present serious risks and consequences including regulatory fines.

Compliance in the cloud

Healthcare organizations are relying more heavily on cloud technologies. Automated, scalable AI-driven identity security solutions that can intelligently meet compliance requirements are essential for operational efficiency.

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What percentage of healthcare leaders ranked operational downtime as a major impact of a cyberattack?

43% of healthcare security leaders ranked operational downtime as a major impact of a cyberattack.3

How much are identity audits costing your company?

Automated IAM for healthcare compliance mitigates regulatory concerns amidst digital transformation and the rise of BYOD for patient care.

  • How much do identity audits cost your organization annually?

The information provided is for general understanding and guidance only. Actual results could be materially different.

The annual number of electronically protected health information (ePHI) breaches increased from 18 in 2009 to more than 365 in 2018.4

Identity provisioning: a cost-effective way to improve workflows

When it comes to user access, healthcare organizations need intelligent identity security management solutions to effectively:

  • Monitor
  • Manage
  • Govern
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The top 3 threats to healthcare security are:

  • IT networks (50%)
  • Mobile devices and apps (45%)
  • IoMT devices (42%)5

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1.  IBM and Ponemon Institute 2020 Cost of Data Breach Report, page 12.

2.  82% of healthcare organizations have experienced an IoT-focused cyberattack, survey finds, FIERCE Healthcare, August 29, 2019.

3.  The new era of mHealth, Webmedy, December 30, 2019.

4.  RSI Security, October 2019,

5.  Managing Unstructured Big Data in Healthcare System, Healthcare Informatics Research, January 31, 2019.