DOES HEALTHCARE INFORMATION SECURITY IS ANY MAJOR CONCERN IN MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING
Mahesh Ramakrishna Pillai
Electronic patient records have become a vital source if information in health care industry for the last two – three decades. In the recent times, it has placed the whole medical system into a condition complete chaos and confusion, when the electronic records are never available or accessible or even accessible unauthorized persons finally reaching to the level of declining in the quality of patient care. To complicate the concern, healthcare industry needs to keep the information related to the patient and diseases as confidential as possible as per the governmental regulations. When compared to any manufacturing concerns, the traditional network troubleshooting and security efforts in any healthcare industry demand vast amounts of time and resources. This is because IT team must manually scan through logs, manage a multitude of host agents and perform frequent signature updates. In addition to this, the governmental regulations enable very strict policy guidelines in this regard, in introducing any changes to the system utilized in healthcare. It is very difficult resolve the infected systems in healthcare organizations as well in other industries, making more proactive, automated security measures even more crucial.
KEYWORDS: health care, host agents, , automated security, IT team, network system