255 U.S. health IT leaders completed our April 2011 survey regarding their organization's IT compliance and security...
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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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