The average profit from a stolen medical record is $20,000 — 10 times more than regular identity theft.* Security breaches cost healthcare organizations $37 billion in 2015 — an average of $398 per stolen record.**

Medical practices are looking for better ways to secure patient health information (PHI) and allow workers to provide excellent care with features like:

 

 

 


  • Identity and access management
  • Information protection
  • Device and application management
  • Cyber intrusion detection

One product I recommend that won’t have a huge learning curve for your staff is from Microsoft. Most staff is already used to Microsoft products and tools, so the adoption curve is smooth and familiar. Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite is something to consider. I have other tools that work in the Enterprise Mobility realm, but Microsoft EMS integrates faster into your already busy work environment. Here are a few things It can do for you:


Healthcare security needs Microsoft EMS can help…
Control access to patient data Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) to help prevent unauthorized access. Secure information across file servers, email, and collaboration platforms with document tracking and encryption.
Provide all healthcare workers with simple, secure access to 2,500+ apps Enable single sign-on (SSO) so workers only need one password to access all their applications. Use mobile device management and cloud-based identity to quickly provision and deprovision new, temporary, or exiting workers.
Expedite patient care with mobile devices Provide secure access to patient data on corporate-owned or personal devices to provide faster, more comprehensive care.
Prevent negative brand exposure and litigation costs Identify cyber attacks before PHI is compromised using behavior-based analytics that leverage Machine Learning to inspect all network traffic.
Avoid HIPAA fines Enforce security policies to keep workers from inappropriately downloading PHI to unsecured personal devices via DropBox or email.

*World  Privacy Forum
**Poneman Institute, Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data, May 2015


Don’t take my word for it…

“With Microsoft EMS, we can be sure who is accessing and sharing content, such as medical lab protocols or procedural documents, and enable our clinicians and support staff to make better decisions.”

                                                           – Brett Taylor, Information Technology Director, St. Luke’s Health System


Why do I think Microsoft EMS is right for healthcare?

EMS includes Azure Active Directory, Azure Rights Management, Microsoft Intune, and Advanced Threat Analytics to provide healthcare organizations with cost-effective, comprehensive security for users, devices, applications, and data.

 

Secured, flexible access to resources

  • Single sign-on to any application on your favorite device.

  • Corporate policy enforcement for accessing resources from corporate or personal devices.

  • Managed access to more than 2,500 pre-integrated SaaS applications, as well as your own custom cloud or on-premises hosted web applications.

Layered protection against data theft

  • Data encryption that follows documents everywhere.

  • Behavioral analytics to pinpoint cyber attacks before PHI can be compromised.

  • Trusted multi-factor authentication engine that processes billions of requests every week.

Low licensing and implementation costs

  • Comprehensive security coverage for nearly half the price of third-party solutions.

  • Self-service password reset can reduce Help Desk calls by an average of 25%.

  • Simple set-up, always up to date, and connects to your on-premises datacenter.

If you need more information or would like us to do an audit to find potential risk areas for data “leakage”, please email us at itsm@mwlconsulting.com and we can do an assessment to help you with your EMS strategy, design, transition, operation, and continuous service improvement initiatives.