By Adam Turteltaub
For many organizations outsourcing their data management is very desirable. It can provide a wide range of benefits, including the ability to capitalize on machine learning.
But outsourcing has risks that must be well understood and managed, says Dan Fabbri, the Founder and CEO of Maize Analytics and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. In this Compliance Perspectives podcast he explains that there are risk areas to consider and important questions to ask your vendor: Is the data being held separately or mixed with data of other covered entities? Will the vendor be using the data for non-contracted purposes? Who has physical access to the data? Is the data being accessed by IT and support people located outside the U? Will the data be stored outside the country?
Understanding the implications of the answers to these questions can make an enormous difference in whether your organization can trust that its data is secure, and exposure of Personal Health Information is unlikely. It can even protect you from poorly-informed AI affecting your organization.
Listen in to learn more about how you can safeguard your healthcare data more securely.