Treat Your Data Like Gold

Mar 2013

Treat Your Data Like Gold

Posted by Zaid Rasid

Gold BarsMike Semel, from wrote a compelling blog post on the importance of protecting healthcare information. In his post, he uses the analogy that the value of patient data should be compared to the value of gold and that healthcare employees should treat data in that same regard.

From his post we learn some great points about the real costs of a healthcare data breach and the steps you can take to avoid them. Some interesting numbers include:

  • $ 1.5 million fine assessed last year for a lost laptop, and the $ 1.7 million fine for a lost hard drive
  • Each would have been avoided with $ 150 for encryption software

Read the blog post here: To secure Protected Health Information first get your people to respect it

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