2012 HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data Released Today; Webinar on May 2
Today marks the release of the third installment of the 2012 HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data, commissioned by the information security practice of Kroll Advisory Solutions. The bi-annual survey (previously released in 2008 and 2010) examines survey data from U.S. healthcare industry professionals on the state of patient data security, and provides key insight into the effect and effectiveness of regulatory changes and the industry’s resulting compliance efforts. The 2012 HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data, examines results longitudinally from the 2008 and 2010 studies as compared to 2012, and presents results from questions that are new to this year’s survey.
The biggest headline of the report suggests that an increased focus on compliance has not resulted in increased security, and patient data continues to be at risk. In fact, the report shows a steady rise in data breaches over the last six years, despite increasingly stringent regulatory activity surrounding reporting and auditing procedures, and heightened levels of compliance.
On May 2 at 2:00 p.m., Kroll Advisory Solutions and HIMSS Analytics will host the Security of Patient Data webinar, in partnership with Healthcare IT News, to review and discuss key findings of the report. Healthcare and patient data security risk experts will review the key findings in the report and will be covering ongoing and emerging issues in risk management for the healthcare industry.
Topics to be covered include:
- The changing patient data security landscape
- Best practices in patient data security
- The healthcare data security forecast for 2012 and beyond
- Jennifer K. Horowitz, MA, CPHIMS, Senior Director of Research, HIMSS Analytics
- Lisa A. Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, Senior Director, Privacy and Security, HIMSS
- Brian Lapidus, Senior Vice President, Kroll Advisory Solutions
- Mike Miliard, Managing Editor, Healthcare IT News (Moderator)
We urge you to register for the webinar, as it provides a great deal of in-depth insight into the results and takes a look at some of the broader issues we’ve been seeing in the healthcare industry of late.