Reorganized privacy, security teams speed data breach response

Healthcare Informatics has a nice article about Henry Ford Health System, a four hospital system in Michigan, and their challenging experiences with data breach response plans.  Meredith Phillips, chief privacy officer for the system, explains a before and after response plan.

“Working with ID Experts, HFHS crafted a new approach to breach response. Under the name “Code B Alert,” they created a rapid response team that would be activated whenever HFHS has a breach.

In 2011, HFHS got a chance to test the new system when an employee lost a Flash drive in a McDonald’s parking lot. Data on 3,000 patients was involved. Using the Code B Alert system, HFHS was able to take the 56-day response time down to 18 days. “We thought that was remarkable,” Phillips said”

You can read the whole story and how they decreased their response time here:  Breach Response 2.0 at Henry Ford Health System

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