WHITEPAPER: Welcome to the Family: Healthcare Security Due Diligence for Mergers
The current trend of consolidation within healthcare is driven by shifting economic conditions. The rapid pace at which healthcare organizations are partnering or merging with other entities presents significant challenges in the areas of security, privacy, and compliance on a broad scale. Teams of healthcare IT professionals that set out to prevent unwanted exposures will be required to develop proactive plans and procedures to rapidly assess the security posture of acquired entities or new partners, and work diligently to synchronize company security policies, procedures, and technologies.
This whitepaper gives recommended steps to follow when performing security and compliance due diligence for acquired entities, and are further detailed in this report.
- How to methodically address risk and compliance exposures early in the process
- Ways to develop a Security and Compliance Integration strategy
- Identifying and managing high-risk exposures introduced by mergers and partnerships