Healthcare providers report that when it comes to security and privacy, identity management and unauthorized data access by employees are their biggest concerns. This according to the latest KLAS report, “Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges.”
KLAS spoke with 106 providers to find out where they felt the most at risk for breaches and to see which third-party firms they were turning to for assistance. Providers mentioned 46 different firms for security services. CynergisTek, Deloitte and Verizon were mentioned most often followed by Dell Services, Fortrex Technologies, Hayes Management Consulting, IBM and Santa Rosa Consulting. Furthermore, according to providers, healthcare IT consultants are offering fewer services than healthcare security service firms.
“We are hearing from providers that security and privacy concerns are becoming a part of their everyday discussions,” said Erik Westerlind, report author. “At this point, a market leader has yet to be established. As the stakes get higher, healthcare organizations are using multiple firms for their security and privacy needs to ensure they are covering all of their bases.”
The vendors in this study include Accuvant, Cerner, [Read more…]