Security Practices and Regulatory Compliance in the Healthcare Industry

  title={Security Practices and Regulatory Compliance in the Healthcare Industry},
  author={Juhee Kwon and M. Eric Johnson},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  volume={20 1},
OBJECTIVE Securing protected health information is a critical responsibility of every healthcare organization. We explore information security practices and identify practice patterns that are associated with improved regulatory compliance. DESIGN We employed Ward's cluster analysis using minimum variance based on the adoption of security practices. Variance between organizations was measured using dichotomous data indicating the presence or absence of each security practice. Using t tests… CONTINUE READING
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