What is an electronic health record?
An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is:
An electronic version of a patient's medical history maintained by a provider
May include key administrative clinical data relevant to that person's case including:
Past medical history
How secure are electronic health records?
More than 80% of doctors1 access your medical data via your electronic health record, but they are not alone. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 112 million health records were breached due to cyber attacks and data theft.2 Meaning, there is very little keeping private healthcare records from hackers. Securing patient portals, hospital networks and remote access devices that serve as a gateway to health records is an essential task that healthcare executives and IT professionals need to address.
EHR security solutions by VASCO
Identify proofing those who have access to the medical records with two-factor authentication is essential. Ways to authenticate users can include:
facial recognition or biometric authentication using Touch ID or by taking a "selfie" with a mobile phone
- one-time password produced by a hardware token or the DIGIPASS for Mobile software solution
In addition to user authentication, VASCO can harden the application using its DIGIPASS for Apps solution. Using special technology, applications can recognize numerous types of cyber attacks and autonomously shutdown the application to prevent loss of data. Learn more about EHR security solutions in the white papers in the Related Content section or through our Featured Products section (right).