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What’s New In Cybersecurity In Healthcare

Today, Anne Genge, CEO of Alexio Corporation is my guest on this episode of Practice Management Nuggets For Your Healthcare Practice!

Anne and Jean discuss recent privacy breach scenarios and trends in cybersecurity in healthcare and steps that you can take now to prevent these events to happen to you!

Virtual care, telehealth, and working from home presents opportunities – and cybersecurity risks. Digital health and digital transformation has grown rapidly in the last year. Take time now to review your practice and defend yourself from dramatic increases in cybersecurity attacks.

Meet Anne Genge

Anne Genge

Anne Genge is a pioneer in protecting health data and those who use it. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with a specialization in dentistry. Anne also holds certifications for HIPAA, Credit Card Security, Internet, and Network Security.

Ransomware and data theft have changed the face of dentistry in the past decade meaning dentists need a new toolkit for protecting their practices. With over 20 years of experience, Anne knows the challenges healthcare providers face with technology. She and her team at Alexio Corporation work with dental and medical professionals to minimize data risk and maximize patient care.

As healthcare grows increasingly dependent on the digital environment, cyber-security becomes increasingly more difficult. Protection of patient data is not only law, it’s imperative for business success and reputation. Anne simplifies cyber-security for dentists and other healthcare providers and gives ‘real world’ strategies to protect patient information and the practice business.

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Anne’s #1 Tip: Invest in a professional cyber security risk assessment for your practice.

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My Takeaways

Anne shared Top 3 Tips For an Incident Free 2021 for healthcare providers and dentists and protect your practice and your patients including these nuggets.

  • Secure the network
  • Secure the people
  • Disaster recovery plan

Show Notes

Recorded: April 14, 2021

00:10  Introduction

00:54  Episode #082 6 Deadly Sins

03:00 COVID-19 biggest influence on digital transformation

07:01  E-Health Saskatchewan Breach – Saskatchewan IPC finds ransomware attack results in one of the largest privacy breaches in this province involving citizens’ most sensitive data. January 8, 2021 – Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner.

10:31  Anne’s recommendations basic steps for healthcare practices

18:08  Diagnostic Imaging clerical staff snooping – Employees access 3K patients’ records in privacy breach at Red Deer hospital. Red Deer Advocate. Apr. 13, 2021

25:16  Episode #099 Table-Top Privacy Breach Fire Drills

28:00  Top 3 Tips Incident free 2021

  • Security Training
  • Cybersecurity assessment on your network
  • Review your backup and disaster recovery time


30:00  Practical Privacy Officer Strategies

Practical Privacy Officer Strategies

Most privacy officers also have other roles – as a clinic manager, healthcare provider, computer network technician, or business owner—and are often overwhelmed when trying to balance these responsibilities each and every day.

But that’s not the end of the problem. It actually gets worse!

You are missing the systems to monitor routine tasks that will protect privacy and alert you to potential problems before they become privacy and security incidents.

Bottom Line: If you are spinning your wheels trying to figure out how to get started, it will cost you time, money, and frustration!

Which means you never get around to implementing a robust privacy management program.

If you are a privacy officer in a healthcare practice who needs practical privacy management strategies to protect your patients and your healthcare business but can’t figure out how to get started, here’s the solution you’ve been looking for.

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I am honoured that you choose to spend your time with me today. Thank you for the opportunity to share my obsession about privacy, confidentiality and security with you!

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Jean L. Eaton, Your Practical Privacy Coach
and Your Practice Management Mentor
with Information Managers Ltd.