Cyber protection solves many critical healthcare IT problems

The healthcare industry is in the middle of a digital transformation: a necessary pivot from the antiquated methods of creating, storing, and sharing information to new data-intensive diagnostic and treatment applications. For healthcare IT professionals, the pressure to accelerate this transition is coming from all sides.

To respond to these challenges, protect patients, and stay at the forefront of the industry, healthcare IT professionals need cyber protection to ensure their organization is #CyberFit. Here is a quick overview of how cyber protection can solve seven of the most prevalent IT challenges your healthcare organization may face.

HIPAA Makes Data Protection a Top Priority for Health Care IT

Health care is in the headlines this week because of Monday's deadline for uninsured Americans to enroll in Obamacare. But a separate health care law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), has big implications for how providers store, protect and back up their patients' data. 

HIPAA sets rules and regulations on who can access personal medical information — and with penalties up to $1.5 million per incident for noncompliance or negligence, data protection is quickly becoming a top priority for health care IT pros.