While HITECH provides ample incentives for healthcare organizations to employ EHR systems, it also builds on HIPAA to provide more stringent security and privacy rules. Therefore, healthcare organizations that leverage EHR systems must also ensure regulated information is consistently and effectively safeguarded—and do so for as long as that data must be retained, which can be decades in many cases. This paper reveals a key vulnerability that is prevalent in many organizations that have adopted EHR: regulated data held in digital storage systems. The paper also reveals how solutions offered by SafeNet Assured Technologies can help secure this critical area in the healthcare organization’s infrastructure.

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