Get the efficiency of email with all the security of a face to face meeting. Use secure email in your practice to block ransomware, save wasted time, strengthen relationships, and streamline care coordination.
Privacy compliance is good for business. Following compliant practices mitigates the risks posed by cyber threats and privacy breaches which must be reported. We can help with your Privacy Impact Assessment, PIPEDA compliance, and ensure you’re operating in compliance with HIPAA.
Just like the most careful drivers get in car accidents, you need to have a plan in case your clinic suffers a breach. Delegate the risk of a breach with a comprehensive cyber liability insurance policy underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, so that cyber security isn’t keeping you up at night.
A privacy breach in your clinic adds up to a massive expense very quickly. Under mandatory privacy breach reporting you must inform the government and any impacted patients in the event of a patient data breach in your healthcare practice. Costs of recovery from a breach include (but aren’t limited to):
• Incident Response Costs
• Legal and Regulatory Costs
• IT Security and Forensic Costs
• Crisis Communication Costs
• Privacy Breach Management Costs
• Third Party Privacy Breach Management costs
• System Damage and Rectification Costs
• System Business Interruption
• Consequential Reputational Harm
• Loss Adjustment Costs
• Privacy Liability
• Management Liability
• Regulatory Fines
• Court Attendance Costs
Privacy breaches happen in healthcare every day.
Statistics show your clinic has a 25% chance of suffering a cyber attack in the next 2.5 years. Since privacy breach reporting became law, the province of Alberta has received dozens of breach reports every week. Healthcare is the only industry in which breaches from the inside outnumber breaches from the outside, usually a training issue.
When your healthcare clinic follows the best practices laid out in the privacy compliance regulations, and policies and procedures established in your Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), you build a strong defense against the threat of a privacy breach.
Compliance is an ongoing effort in your clinic. Regulations change with the landscape. New ransomware and phishing attacks are unleashed every day. As your clinic evolves, so must your policies and procedures, and all your staff should receive regular privacy compliance training to help them identify and combat any threat to clinic security.