For many organizations, compliance with data security standards doesn’t seem to be getting easier. Compliance efforts are forever competing with projects to address ever-pressing information security threats, operational vulnerabilities and daily business risks, and they often lose out in the battle for resources and funding.
However, in any industry, such as the healthcare industry, where compliance is an issue, organizations cannot afford to ignore it. Sooner or later, they are going to be required to demonstrate that they have the appropriate IT-related internal controls in place to minimize the risk of fraud or data breach.
You can get ahead of the game by understanding your control objectives and selecting solutions that ensure consistent, high-performance processes, which can include managing user identities, roles, group memberships and attestation. With effective management of user identities and entitlements, you can satisfy multiple control objectives, automate tasks, and achieve and demonstrate compliance.
Read our white paper to learn about IT security compliance for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) from an auditor’s perspective. Though HIPAA represents only a portion of the data security compliance obligations, it is one of the most significant for organizations handling healthcare data.