With the increased utilization and reliance of technology in healthcare, there is a host of security and privacy ramifications that compels healthcare to comply with regulatory requirements while being vigilant and proactive about how data is protected, accessed, and shared.
In healthcare, there has been a prevailing and pervasive attitude that it is a mistake to fix something that works. However, with wide-spread use of EHRs, healthcare organizations are acutely aware that they are vulnerable to massive crashes and cyber attacks that can impact care. Despite the risk, they know that providers will not tolerate lengthy and complex software integrations that impact their productivity and thus, their profitability. With the increased utilization of EHRs, healthcare is reckoning with legacy applications that do not meet recovery requirements and many organizations do not have the resources to keep up with the latest requirements for data compliance, nor do they have the desire to pay health IT (HIT) experts to be the keepers of PHI. And to make things even more complex, healthcare organization have to simultaneously meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) backup regulations while protecting and recovering PHI data according to the EMR vendor’s standards.
With Commvault’s IntelliSnap solution (Figure 1), healthcare entities can improve business continuity, have comprehensive data protection, increase storage efficiency and security, and meet regulatory compliance guidelines.