How a ‘Wired’ Hospital does Data Security

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Few sectors of the economy face a bigger information security challenge than healthcare. Not only do hospitals have all the typical compliance issues of any business with sensitive customer data, but they must grapple with a growing thicket of regulations governing personally identifiable information, state laws that protect patients’ privacy, strict confidentiality provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and infrastructure reforms in the Affordable Care Act and its required, albeit delayed, switch to electronic medical records.

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