How Access Monitoring Protects Providers From Health Data Breaches

Health IT Security

With the average healthcare organization going through over 2.5 million EMR accesses a day, it can be difficult for an organization to ensure those accesses are safe, all important data is secure, and that industry-specific compliance is reached. It’s a lot to keep track of, and it’s incredibly important. One strategy that works for the sheer volume of accesses and falls under compliance regulations is access monitoring.

What is access monitoring?

Access monitoring is the act of proactively or reactively observing and analyzing what happened while a user was in a session. A session is defined as a single event where a user exercised their access rights, or the period of time a user was “logged in” to an asset, presumably performing work.

It’s the security camera watching bank employees access the vault. Or the...

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