With growth in the number of electronic health records exchanged daily, a surge in the number of connected medical devices supporting acute care, and an increased reliance on business associates to deliver critical services, the potential for unwanted cyber intrusions originating from third parties and impacting personal health information (PHI) has never been greater.
Why are there ever more breaches sourced through third parties – leading to more fines, bankruptcies, and class action lawsuits? Healthcare organizations struggle with everything from the basics – simply identifying, centrally managing and efficiently categorizing their business associates (BAs) and third parties – to assessing BAs without excessively burdening their resource-strapped teams.
It's therefore no wonder that 56% of healthcare provider organizations have experienced a breach through a vendor or third party. Register here to discover the 5 steps you can take to avoid becoming part of this statistic!