Can Healthcare Breaches Be Predicted?

In the future, it may be possible to predict breaches utilizing a recent model.

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A team from Texas State University is trying to develop a technique to outline the potential for a breach.

Healthcare breaches continue to run rampant throughout the industry, with no end in sight.

Because of this trend, a team at Texas State University created a database to begin an analysis and create factors to categorize breaches.

Currently, the model is more exploratory and less predicative, but the goal is to one day be able to review factors of an organization and determine the probability of a breach.

In the meantime, what can you do to prevent a breach at your practice?

Make sure your electronic protected health information (e-PHI) is encrypted, whenever possible.

Make sure your security systems and antivirus software are up to date. Train your staff on phishing and ransomware. Enforce regular password changes.

Ensure that your inventory of devices is accurate and current.

Train your staff on sanctions and on your HIPAA policies and procedures.

Know that breaches can happen at any time, and train your staff on breach readiness.

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