Protecting Your Electronic Health Records (EHR) With Continuous Monitoring

Protecting Your Electronic Health Records (EHR) With Continuous Monitoring
After a year of lockdown, or nearly full lockdown, due to the ongoing health crisis, we learned a lot from how our organizations responded when we all had to change our work habits to a home-office setup. Many companies that had only a casual relationship with Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology had to quickly reach expert-level proficiency in how to connect their entire population in order to save, or hang onto, whatever profit margin they could achieve in trying times whilst still trying to provide, as best they could, a “business-as-usual setup” for their employees.However, while so many of us were able to work remotely, we all recall the cheering and celebrating that we shared for all the brave front-line workers who valiantly toiled to save as many lives as possible, all against insurmountable odds. Healthcare became the busiest branch of the economy, and larger health organizations (both government-owned “NHS” and private) have invested heavily in electronic health and patient record solutions.These types of investments will undoubtedly increase over the coming years, as Electronic Health Record/Electronic Patient Record (EHR/EPR) solutions will be providing up-to-date, real-time, full and centrally accessible information to all health organizations and staff about their patients. In theory, these solutions will provide all the critical information health care professionals need to carry out their work and procedures. As such, this critical information needs to be secured completely from cyber-attacks, insider threats and unintentional mistakes in order to secure the integrity of the information being accessed by all that are tasked to make on the spot, life-saving decisions. After all, we trust our doctors, surgeons and other health care staff with our lives, and the more information they have, the better prepared they will be to use their hard-earned expertise to render difficult decisions they must m ..