Haystack Informatics White Paper Brings Visibility to the Growing Threat of Insider Breaches in the Healthcare Industry

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Corporate News J E 4
"Mission Critical" explains why hospital administrators need to raise the priority of privacy at their institutions

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to address growing concerns over safeguarding patient protected health information, Haystack Informatics today announced the availability of its latest white paper: "Mission Critical, The Growing Threat of Insider Breaches in the Healthcare Industry," detailing the reasons behind privacy/insider threats and why they are increasingly becoming key institutional concerns for hospitals. 

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"The hospital industry finds itself a prime target for all sorts of attacks, ranging from phishing to ransomware," said Adrian Talapan, chief executive officer at Haystack Informatics. "But while external threats have received a great deal of attention in healthcare in the past year due to some high-visibility breaches, privacy violations committed by insiders have largely been ignored. This is a serious mistake, as it directly impacts the trust of patients, and poses an ever-increasing threat to a health system's reputation. Besides the regulatory requirement to safeguard patient privacy, institutions are also impacted by legal/settlement costs and the associated loss of patient revenue.

The white paper explains why CEOs, Boards, and other top executives who have been slow to prioritize budgetary resources to mitigate the privacy threat must now pivot their organizations to give privacy the same level of urgency and budgetary prominence featured in other industries.  

"Mission Critical" will allow C-level executives to better understand why privacy-related employee mistakes and nefarious acts are some of the hardest to detect, why insurance isn't always enough, and the relationship between a health system's actual risk and the cost of procrastination. After reading the white paper, top executives will be in a better position to ask critical questions that go beyond looking at privacy/insider threats as a compliance issue, unique to hospitals, and move the discussion to a more holistic and realistic analysis of what is currently being done at their institution and what could be done to properly safeguard it.

Talapan stated "Advanced technologies, such as those offered by Haystack Informatics, have greatly decreased institutional risk by making it easier to discover privacy violations, and respond in a timely fashion."

To receive a free copy of "Mission Critical," click here:

About Haystack Informatics:

Haystack Informatics is at the forefront of modern health analytics and insider threat security monitoring. Originally spun out of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the software uses audit data extracted from EHRs and other systems.  Haystack models the behavioral patterns of employees, understanding in depth how they work, whom they interact with, and their temporal/locational fingerprint. By employing multiple detection engines and multiple visualization lenses, the system provides the intelligence and immersive environment that allow the privacy and operations staffs to both protect hospital reputation, and to identify the areas that need improvement the most. These capabilities lead directly to an elevated, safer standard of care, with higher patient and provider satisfaction.   

Contact: Bob Kuller, Chief Commercial Officer: Emailor (267)347-1433

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