To prevent similar healthcare cyber attacks from occurring in the future, Nebraska Medicine has implemented increased security features including healthcare network monitoring tools. They are also conducting regular audits of access patterns so that they may quickly detect unauthorized access to its systems to prevent healthcare cyber attacks.
HIPAA EHR Security
When choosing an EHR platform, it is important to consider the security features the platform offers.
Designate different levels of access to ePHI based on an employee’s job role. This is accomplished through the use of unique login credentials for user authentication.
Audit controls track access to ePHI including who accesses what information, if they made any changes, and when changes were made. Through the use of audit controls, unauthorized access to ePHI can be detected quickly.
Encryption is a means of data protection that masks sensitive data preventing unauthorized access. By utilizing encryption, only users possessing a decryption key can access the data.