5 Pain Points: Health-Care Providers Should Do A Partner Security Checkup

Health-Care Compliance Requires Partner Security Assessment

Many business partners serving the health-care industry lack the most basic of security practices, fail to protect personally identifiable information, and fall well short of the protections called for in HIPAA, according to a new report. Atlanta-based Corl Technologies, a maker of security risk management software, conducted an analysis of 150 health-care business partners that store, process or access protected health-care information provided by hospitals and health plans. Health-care organizations often regularly assess their largest partners, but the Corl Technologies Vendor Intelligence Report found a lack of confidence in smaller and midsize partners, which sometimes lack certifications and have marginal knowledge of regulatory requirements.

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