Healthcare practices store and process vast amounts of sensitive data, including patient health information, billing information, and other confidential data. Unfortunately, this makes them a prime target for cybercriminals seeking to steal this valuable data. Healthcare practices are also subject to strict data privacy regulations, such as the Privacy Act, which require them to take specific measures to protect patient data. For these reasons, it is essential that Healthcare practices work closely with their service providers to manage cyber risk effectively. In this blog post, we will discuss what a practice owner of a Healthcare practice should be asking their service provider on how they are managing risk.
In addition to external threats, Healthcare practices must also contend with a growing number of data privacy regulations. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in significant fines and damage to the practice's reputation.
As the owner of a Healthcare practice, there are several key questions you should be asking your service provider to ensure that they are effectively managing your cyber risk. These questions include: