Regulatory changes and technological advancements are transforming the delivery of healthcare, for the benefit of all. More and more healthcare providers are now relying on electronic health records (EHRs) to support care delivery, enabling them to easily share patient information between healthcare organizations, physicians, insurance companies, and others. Driven by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, EHRs make access to data immediate, thereby enhancing patient care and making treatment more accurate, timely, and efficient.
Healthcare organizations must design, build, and maintain complex infrastructures to manage, and leverage, the avalanche of data that is coming. To tackle this formidable task and stay in control of databases, applications, and storage, IT teams need comprehensive data management, including:
- Contingency Planning
- Device and Media Controls
- Access Control
- Transmission Security
- Data Archiving and eDiscovery