Are poorly managed keys putting your profits and patients at risk?
With HIPAA compliance, rising insurance costs, reputational risk, and cyber threats, it’s easy to let key control slide down your list of priorities. However, strict key management standards are especially important for medical facilities due to the risk of insider threats.
Consider how a lack of key control could put patients at risk and increase your liability: Medical personnel misuse their access to narcotics and subsequently use contaminated supplies on patients. An IT employee swipes a hard drive containing PII from a private office and sells patient data online. Employees lose keys and add mystery miles to fleet vehicles, saddling your facility with unexpected costs.
Key control can hold employees accountable to reduce the risk of drug diversion or data breaches from device theft.
Healthcare organizations can help prevent security breaches by tightening their facility's key security.