Healthcare providers and their business associates must strike a balance between safeguarding patient privacy and providing high-quality care while adhering to HIPAA and other rules, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

Healthcare businesses that adopt a proactive approach to implementing best practices for healthcare security are better positioned for continuing compliance and have a lower risk of experiencing costly data breaches as a result of increased regulatory requirements for healthcare data protection. The following are ten data security best practices for healthcare organizations:
1.Educating Healthcare Staff
2.Restricting Access to Data and Applications
3.Implementing Data Usage Controls
4.Logging and Monitoring Use
5.Encrypting Data
6.Securing Mobile Devices
7.Mitigating Connected Device Risks
8.Conducting Regular Risk Assessments
9.Utilizing Off-Site Data Backup
10.Carefully Evaluating the Compliance of Business Associates