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Accessing Data for QI

As adoption of EHRs has increased, so have the concerns about ability to access the data needed to drill down into quality improvement efforts or even reporting requirements. Depending on the type of system being used, data may be cloud based, on a remote server, or on a local server. Further, data may be accessible through preprogrammed, ad hoc, or custom reports, but there may be greater challenges to accessing raw data or data that can be analyzed for quality improvement purposes. Resources in this section address these challenges and provide actionable information for accessing the data needed.

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COVID-19 and CYBER SECURITY RISKS

COVID-19 and CYBER SECURITY RISKS

Best Practices for Health Center Staff Working Remotely

The number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase throughout the United States, requiring more and more of our health systems to rely on employees working from home at times. While some of us are required to "shelter-in-place," unfortunately that shelter can create increased risks such as cyber security breaches.

When working from home, people are often distracted by many other things than work (e.g., children, pets, health concerns, finances, etc.) – data security is understandably not always the number one concern and creates a matter of high risk. 

Unfortunately for health centers this can result in a loss of control over their data and make them subject to significant legal liability due to a single email click or transmission of its data over an unsecured network. With good planning, policies, and employee and family education, health centers can minimize risk and support their employees while working remotely.

Download the presentation below to inform your Health Center remote workers on best practices for increasing cybersecurity at home.

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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