Implementing a data archiving strategy is a critical part of any organization’s healthcare cybersecurity solution. Because data does not necessarily lose its value as it ages, protecting legacy data is just as important as newly acquired data.
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Protecting Data, Reducing Costs and Improving Care by Consolidating to an Enterprise Archive Solution
- Health data breaches are costing the U.S. healthcare industry an estimated $6.2 billion
- Total number of reported data breaches that impacted at least 500 Americans caused by cyber attackers spiked by about 300% from 2014 to 2016
- While 16% of the 2016 federal IT budget was allocated for cybersecurity, the “healthcare industry averages are much lower, with less than 6%,” according to software company Symantec
- A stolen electronic health record (EHR) cost the average business $355 in 2016.
The process of data archiving involves identifying and transporting dormant data from primary applications into a secure secondary archiving system. The main benefit of moving the dormant data from the primary application storage to an archive storage system is that doing so will reduce the exposure of the data, which in turn will help in reducing the direct costs associated with running the relatively more expensive primary application systems. Data archiving also helps improve patient care by providing easy access to clinically relevant information. This whitepaper examines the benefits of consolidating to an enterprise archive solution.
With health data breaches rising and the ability to leverage patient records to improve care increasing, data archiving is becoming more important for data management and protection.
Healthcare organizations can simultaneously improve cyber security and patient care by consolidating data with an enterprise archive solution.
Moving legacy data to an enterprise archive solution that aggregates health records from disparate systems facilitates care collaboration and patient engagement because relevant information is readily accessible. You also
reduce your cyber security threat and costs because legacy data is no longer accessible through multiple live systems and can be protected through a single, secure platform.
Rather than viewing legacy data migration as a challenge when implementing a new EHR, consider the opportunity an enterprise archive solution offers. An effective archiving strategy can produce the following benefits as you migrate data from your legacy systems.
More Healthcare Cybersecurity Resouces (follow these links):
- Four Cyber Security Threats to Healthcare that You Can't Ignore
- 9 Essential Cyber Security Measures for Healthcare
- Cyber Security Series: Business Email Compromise
- Cyber Security Series: Unpatched/Unmanaged Equipment
- Healthcare Cybersecurity: Prevention, Detection and Training
- Healthcare Cybersecurity: The Significance of the Threat
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