Regardless of the level of security provided for both facilities access, and for electronic access, if the data being accessed is not encrypted, then there’s a gaping hole in security. Encryption, both of data in transit and at rest fills this hole.
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When it comes to healthcare, one size does not fit all. Health providers faced with increasing competition and higher customer expectations need to reassess their customers’ needs and provide them with superior quality of experience. In a fragmented market, churn over any given year is inevitable, leaving customers with dismal satisfaction levels and health providers with humbled growth. A 2015 study on the Pioneer ACO program found a churn rate of 38% among patients over a year, with income-based churn even higher.
The 2017 Open Enrollment Period is quickly approaching, and showing no signs of slowing down. Healthcare organizations are anticipating member rates to increase upwards of 60 percent this year alone. The forecast also suggests over 90 percent of the US population will be covered with healthcare insurance in the next few years. To cope with this shift, many healthcare organizations are busy understanding and implementing CRM systems to address their compliance issues, and to develop new customers.
START WITH ASSET CLASSIFICATION
Not all CRM data falls under HIPAA guidelines. The purpose of asset classification is to ensure a clear policy is in place for classifying data. Classifications are not defined by HIPAA, they are company specific. For instance, an organization may decide to classify CRM data into public data, private data, critical data, and protected data. In this definition protected data would be actual data requiring protection under HIPAA. Each CRM system data asset within an organization would be classified by the security team and typically assigned an owner. The owner is an individual responsible for ensuring the private data is appropriately protected.