A survey has found that many healthcare facilities are struggling to meet privacy and data security standards, according to an article on the Health Data Management website.
Only 65 percent of providers report being compliant across a range of standards, according to results of a new survey conducted by business performance improvement firm Aberdeen Group.
Providers do better when it comes to compliance with requirements related to HIPAA. About 85 percent say they have achieved HIPAA targets for securing protected health information.
While participating providers believe healthcare is significantly more advanced than other industries in protecting data, they still ranked all elements of their enterprise data lifecycles as immature, with the only exception being data management.