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Five Common Ways Technology Vendors Put Protected Healthcare Information (PHI) At Risk

Healthcare IT vendors play a critical role in helping to manage ever-increasing amounts of data and provide their customers with new and better ways to use that data.  Unfortunately, sometimes new security gaps can also appear.

This whitepaper outlines five common scenarios where technology vendors can inadvertently create a vulnerable environment.

  • Failure to assess risk
  • Lack of awareness regarding system activity
  • Failure to maintain the system with software patches
  • Lack of training
  • No approach to change management

Most important, methods of mitigating these risks are discussed in detail.