CIO’s and IT professionals in healthcare organizations are tasked with achieving a balance between the demand for universal access to information and the need to ensure security. As Sheranga Jayasinghe, Director, Information Technology at Canada’s Sunrise Health Region says, “By its very nature, healthcare creates a number of unique challenges, from a highly mobile workforce to government-mandated patient confidentiality requirements.” The move toward electronic health records (EHRs) and pressure from regulations like HIPAA, which restricts the number of eyes permitted to see an individual’s confidential information, will only continue to grow.

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Healthcare Providers: Are You Providing Enough Data Security?