What steps should the healthcare industry take to lessen the risks of security breaches?

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Along with former president Bill Clinton's keynote address, security will be headlining at HIMSS 2013. With healthcare being the most breached industry in 2011, experts will look at the various ways they can address the many risks. What steps should the industry take to lessen the risks of security breaches?

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Upgrading the database software to something current would be a nice start.  Most healthcare software running on SQL Server is still running SQL 2000 because the vendor doesn’t want to go through FDA approval for the new version.

 

Also most healthcare companies don’t have IT people in charge of IT.  They have doctors making technical decisions which they typically don’t understand and because of that they don’t understand the consequences of some of those decisions.

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