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255 U.S. health IT leaders completed our April 2011 survey regarding their organization's IT compliance and security
initiatives. See the full results of SearchHealthIT.com's reader survey in the aggregate below. Note: All responses remain completely anonymous.
Health IT, HIPAA & Security Survey: April 2011
The changing compliance landscape brings a slew of new HIPAA mandates, data privacy enforcement policies and security upgrades. We asked you to tell us how you're managing your operations. Here is how you responded:
- 63% will not need to update their business associate and third-party vendor contracts because they're already aligned with HIPAA rules
- 49.8% identify "staff who leave laptops/records in open areas" as their organization's weakest security link, while 22% say it's "unencrypted data flowing through the network"
- 55% are already using encryption software to protect patient data and 45% predict that spending on encryption technology will remain the same
- 54.5% responded that single sign-on applications play a significant role in their user authentication practices
Find out how your answers stack up to your peers':
CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL SURVEY RESULTS IN PDF FORMAT
Posted: May 20, 2011
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