Cybersecurity is, and will remain, the biggest challenge many healthcare institutions face. And while it may not be possible to prevent all cyberattacks, thoughtful steps towards mitigating risk and a plan to address attacks when they do happen will ensure leaders are stewarding their companies effectively through the years to come.
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The risks associated with improper data management in the healthcare industry go beyond financial loss and reputational harm, encompassing everything from patient identity theft to hampering leadership decisions and endangering lives. Yet, with the right governance, risk and compliance processes in place, healthcare organizations can thrive.
As the healthcare world becomes increasingly digitized, providers and other medical organizations rely more and more on data to drive their decision-making. As a result, data governance in healthcare is a particular and growing concern in the industry, as information becomes an essential tool for business development, treatment planning and more. Here's what you need to know about successfully managing your organization's data.
Healthcare organizations serve as pillars of their communities and principal drivers of a region’s well-being and quality of life. Any mission of such scope and significance carries unique responsibilities for corporate governance. To meet these rapidly changing conditions, boards must be agile, able to act and adjust to major mission shifts that tend to arrive in brief windows of opportunity — and often come with significant risks.
As the medical world becomes ever more digitized, healthcare organizations are facing massive amounts of data to sort through and protect. That’s why healthcare data stewardship is an increasingly essential practice that ensures the ethical, speedy, and organized management of vast amounts of patient and clinical data.
What best practices can all industries glean from the experience of healthcare boards, both now and into the future? In this episode, we get insights from Jamie Orlikoff, chairperson of St. Charles Health System and a governance expert who’s been working with hospital and health system boards since 1985.