Addressing security challenges presented by HIEs

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

Health information exchanges can be a way for providers to access clinical information in efficient and, ideally, seamless ways.

But experts say they can also present security challenges.

"You should be constantly thinking about how to map what an HIE does, and what it is, to our security base: confidentiality, integrity and availability." said Jenn Behrens, chief information security officer at San Diego Health Connect.

Behrens was among several panelists who weighed in at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Tech Forum on Monday about best practices for HIE network management.

Achieving that mapped triad requires...

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