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HealthcareIn the Healthcare and Life Sciences industries, people’s lives are literally in the hands of others. However, it is not enough to protect only a patient’s physical well-being, their patient information and identity must be protected as well. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets rules and standards for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of healthcare records.

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more patient information is being digitized, transmitted, and stored than ever before. This has led to a new call for security by those concerned with the rising incidence of medical identity theft. According to the website of the American Medical Association (AMA):

“Security is recognized as an evolving target, and so the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) employed generalized security requirements…The final security regulations recognize an inextricable link with the privacy regulations. HHS notes that compliance with privacy standards will, in many instances, account for a substantial step towards security compliance.”

Securing medical records requires strict access controls, and monitoring, by those responsible for maintaining those records. Pathlock’s Access Violation Management (AVM) is the tool that many Global 2000 companies rely upon to provide secure management of their most sensitive records. Monitoring how medical records are accessed, and by whom, is critical to providing the proper level of protection required under the new HIPAA regulations, and AVM is one solution to ensuring that protection.

If you are concerned with maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of medical records, and in meeting the security compliance standards set forth in HIPAA, find out more about how AVM from Pathlock can help you achieve your goals. Contact us for more information about what Pathlock can do for you.

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