Are You Doing Enough to Protect Patient Data?

  Benjamin Stock , Director of Clinical Equipment Systems and Project Support, SSM Health

Benjamin Stock, Director of Clinical Equipment Systems and Project Support, SSM Health

We will explore an in-depth look at what organizations are doing to protect electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) on their clinical devices. We’ll focus on what types of data are classified as ePHI, which events are classified as reportable events, and what are some possible responses to a reportable event. Looking forward, we will cover what manufacturers can do to help organizations protect and better manage ePHI in transit and at rest on networked and non-networked clinical devices. Major topics will include:

  • How to handle ePHI when disposing of equipment 
  • HIPAA risk audits and who should be performing them
  • Processes that can be put in place to limit exposure
  • Personal experiences with data loss events
  • Benefits of having a dedicated security specialist for clinical equipment
  • How the accuracy of your inventory can affect your overall security profile
  • What changes can be made to medical equipment going forward to help organizations reduce risk

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