An IT security advisory specifically for senior executives in the healthcare industry has been launched by Redspin, a provider of HIPAA security risk assessments and penetration testing services.
"Today's healthcare chief executive officers (CEOs) are presiding over the most dynamic period in the history of the industry," said Daniel Berger, Redspin's president and CEO. "The goal of our advisory is to help chief executives and their boards of directors understand why they need to elevate IT security to the level of corporate risk management."
He added that over the past three years, Redspin has led HIPAA IT security risk assessments at over 125 hospitals, hundreds of ambulatory clinics, and many business associates.
"We've found that healthcare CEOs are both surprised and grateful when we report our security risk findings – this tells us that there is an information gap in the organization," he said. "Our report gives CEOs practical recommendations on how to get more proactively involved in IT security."
The report, "What Healthcare CEO's Need to Know About IT Security Risk: Why Saving Costs Can Be Costly" is available for free download at: http://www.redspin.com/what-healthcare-ceos-need-to-know
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