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Resource Overview

Health Centers are made up of many different levels of IT Security & Privacy expertise, both in terms of staff skills and organizational maturity. Resources are needed that help guide both beginners and more advanced staff and leadership to understanding how to best manage security and privacy risk management at their health center.

The overall objective is to create a privacy & security workbook tailored specifically to Health Centers that will provide them with implementable strategies for increasing their risk management skills including sections focused on:

  • Security Risk Pre-Assessment
  • Assessment of Security Risk 
  • Security Risk Mitigation
  • Ongoing Security Risk Management
Health IT Privacy & Security Skill Sets

Health IT Privacy & Security Skill Sets

The Importance of Information Security for all Health Center Staff

Since 2010, the healthcare industry has seen a remarkable increase in the use of technology in the administration and delivery in healthcare. This has led to a mass migration of data from paper charts and isolated systems to Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and interconnected systems that transmit patient health and financial information across trusted and untrusted networks. While this has been a boon for the industry in its ability to provide timely information to those who need it the most, this transition has introduced a great deal of risk to the confidentiality and integrity of the information. Coupled with the fact that the information can be quickly monetized by criminals through insurance fraud and identity theft, the ecosystem is target-rich.

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable suggestions and contributions from HITEQ Project collaborators.

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Quadruple Aim

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Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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