It is important to remember that healthcare organizations do not just have an obligation to protect patient data, but staff data as well. Charlie Lougheed, CEO & Co-Founder of Axuall, stressed this in his statement to Healthcare IT Today:

Data security in healthcare, rightfully so, often focuses on the patient. However, security and privacy are also important to the millions of healthcare workers who serve these patients. Their credentials define their career, and as such, their ability to work in different care settings. It deserves the same encryption, privacy, authentication, and consent level as patient data.

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