Managing Health IDs and Patient Records Better

Health IDs and Patient Records

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As amazing as technology continues to be with new advancements, the risks of those tools become just as apparent. Data breaches, unauthorized access, identity theft, and more are bread-and-butter concerns for any medical provider handling patient data. Tools focused on least privileged access, frequent security control rotations, and protection of Patient Records like those offered by Tools4ever ( and similar are becoming essential in keeping systems running without information loss disasters.

Networks and Health Facilities are Big Targets

Due to the large concentration of patient records in one system, any kind of health network or facility is going to be a natural target for identity theft. And the problem is big business for organized crime, including international players. Because identities combined with social security numbers and key identifiers are gold for converting them into new online financial spending accounts, Patient Records are lucrative in multiple ways. First, bad players can ransom the information back to the victim organization, which can be in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. Second, the data can be sold on the black market to criminals looking to use the information for fraud. Third, the bad player could use the data itself for its own criminal goals. Many times, such players look to profit in multiple ways at once with stolen data, which means health companies and agencies have to focus on prevention first. 

Prevention Tools Make a Difference

Compartmentalizing both Patient Records in digital form as well as access to it provides an amazing defense. Technology can do a lot to prevent unauthorized access, but it is only as good as the tool as a barrier and people apply it correctly. Compartmentalizing works like a ship with a leak. By designing the inside of the ship as compartments that can be sealed off, the leak doesn’t flood the whole ship, only a single compartment is compromised. The same applies to tech. Without all the key pieces together, a bad player can’t use compromised data well or at all. This design is applied through limited access, regularly monitored physical IDs, and system least privilege access management for employee role provisioning.

Encryption Patient Records

Encryption is another key defense. This prevention method assumes all other barriers have failed, so the patient data files themselves need to be secured separately from the system protection. This is a common concern when third-party suppliers come into the mix. Encryption makes files useless if compromised unless one has the encryption key. Again, as a form of segmentation, health data can be effectively protected, even if the Patient Records are accessed in terms of system barriers.

The Data World Isn’t Going Away

Health companies and their programs will continue to rely heavily on data, patient records, and digital tools. So, taking an approach that puts prevention loss first is the most effective as well as the least costly approach towards avoiding data losses, breaches, and damage recovery expenses. While one doesn’t need to go to the extreme of changing passwords every 60 seconds, there is a lot that can be done easily with available tools to make a hack much harder, regardless of whether the health company or agency is small or big.