By Nick Culberson
Co-founder and CEO, Protenus
Recently, Health Informatics Research published a study that revealed 73.6% of surveyed physicians and clinical support staff shared their passwords with other members of the care team. It’s a concerning trend: the act of sharing passwords with others undermines the overall security of any system.
Think about it this way: What’s the point of having an access log if it doesn’t correctly reflect who’s actually accessing health data?
In other industries, access to sensitive information can be easily managed through role-based permissions. Consider lending, for example: when you buy a house, you might interact with a realtor, the sellers, an inspector, a lawyer, a title officer, and a bank or other lender. Yet only the loan officer has access to your most sensitive personal data like your Social Security number, work history, and bank account information. [Read more…]