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35 Years of Trusted Healthcare Security Experience

Our healthcare cybersecurity practice is powered by Datarisk Canada, a proud member of Canada's Informatica Group of Security Companies since 1989. 

Administrative Security

We help healthcare organizations and clinics of any size to adopt policies and draft security procedures for staff awareness and accountability.

IT & Computer Security

Prevent cyber breaches by reviewing your software tools and cloud connected applications to ensure they are properly secured and connected, including remote access technologies.

Physical Security

Trust your certified Risk Advisor™ to review the premises for security vulnerabilities and improvements, speech privacy issues and visitor safety scenarios.

Over 50% Canadian Healthcare Organizations Trust Uncertified "Experts" and Technologies Without Evidence of Independent Security Audit

A lack of technology due diligence, undiscovered cybersecurity vulnerabilities and low healthcare staff awareness of data protection pose numerous grave threats to patient data, legislative compliance and even patient safety. Here are three major problems faced by Canadian healthcare providers:

Data Breaches and Privacy Violations

Healthcare providers and organizations handle sensitive patient information, including medical histories, personal identification details, and financial records. If the technology used to store and manage this data is insecure, it can lead to data breaches where unauthorized parties gain access to private information. This can result in privacy violations, identity theft, and legal and financial repercussions for both the affected individuals and healthcare providers.

Compliance and Legal Issues

Healthcare organizations must comply with various laws and regulations related to data protection and privacy, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the United States. Insecure technology can result in non-compliance with these regulations, leading to legal penalties, fines, and damage to the organization's reputation. Compliance issues also extend to securing medical devices and ensuring that they meet industry standards for cybersecurity.

Patient Safety Risks

Insecure technology can impact patient safety, especially when it involves medical devices and electronic health records (EHRs). Cyberattacks or system malfunctions can disrupt the availability of patient data, leading to misdiagnosis, medication errors, or other treatment mistakes. Additionally, compromised medical devices could malfunction or be manipulated by attackers, posing direct risks to patient health and safety.

Estimated millions of breached records each years

Average loss amount (in $US millions) per clinic per cyber attack

Percent of health data breaches due to unauthorized access

Health data is worth this many times more than credit card info

How Do Clinics and Healthcare Organizations Benefit from Operational Cybersecurity?

To address data protection issues, healthcare organizations must prioritize cybersecurity measures such as data encryption, access controls, regular security assessments, and employee training. Here are the major areas to focus on. Ask your Datarisk Advisor for more information or simply click the button for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Protection of Patient Data

Operational cybersecurity helps protect sensitive patient data from unauthorized access, data breaches, and cyberattacks. This is essential for maintaining patient trust and ensuring compliance with privacy laws such as the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) in Ontario and other provincial regulations.

Datarisk Healthcare Security solutions help to validate the protection of personal information in the custody of healthcare offices and medical clinics, recommending technologies and tools as appropriate.

Compliance with Regulations

By implementing robust cybersecurity measures, healthcare organizations can comply with Canadian data protection laws and industry standards such as the Health Information Act (HIA) in Alberta or the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) in British Columbia. Compliance helps avoid legal penalties, fines, and reputational damage.

Datarisk Canada Healthcare Security is your dedicated security advisor, available on-demand and open to discussing all matters related to compliance, process and policy enforcement, among many other topics. Why not start by reviewing your website security?

Business Continuity and Resilience

Cybersecurity measures such as data backups, incident response plans, and disaster recovery plans help ensure business continuity in the face of cyber incidents. This minimizes downtime and disruptions to patient care and services.

Talk to your certified Risk Advisor about reducing the risk of cyber extortion and ransomware infections with proper backups, systems hardening and updated processes.

Employee Awareness and Training

Operational cybersecurity involves regular training for employees on best practices for data protection and recognizing cyber threats. An informed workforce is better equipped to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber incidents.

Datarisk Canada Advisors and trainers have over two decades of experience in healthcare cybersecurity and privacy education across the country. From policy training to operational best practices, Datarisk offers education to suit any facility and clinic, from the largest hospital complexes in the Health Regions of Saskatchewan, to the family practice offices of southern Ontario.

Improved Trust and Reputation

Healthcare organizations that demonstrate a commitment to cybersecurity build trust with patients, partners, and regulators. A strong cybersecurity posture can enhance the organization's reputation and increase patient confidence in its services.

Request a FREE CONSULTATION and hear about the ways in which a Risk Advisor can enhance your healthcare organization, acting as an extension to your security and privacy function, supplying Virtual CISO services or simply supplying professional consulting when you need to discuss cyber insurance, IT outsourcing or technology implementations.


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