3 considerations for multifactor authentication in healthcare

Dan Borgasano
Aug 07, 2019

Not only is multifactor authentication a critical tool for healthcare organizations looking to improve security and compliance, but it’s also a way to develop trust with patients. With 536 breaches in healthcare in the past year resulting from phishing attacks and stolen and weak passwords, it’s no wonder that patients question the security of their personal health information.

65% of all cyberattacks could have been prevented using multifactor authentication, so why are less than half of organizations using it today to combat against these ever-evolving threats and help keep their enterprise secure?

Multifactor authentication is critical to combatting cyberattacks, improving security and safeguarding against unauthorized access to patient records and other sensitive information. If that’s not enough to convince you, here are three considerations for using multifactor authentication:

  1. Workflow efficiency for users: offering a seamless authentication process that’s easy to integrate into a user’s workflow requirements and preferences
  2. Extensibility to meet all workflow requirements: integrating across an entire enterprise to improve security, protect patient information, and audit user access
  3. Compliance with the highest standards regulating care: implementing a single solution to comply with EPCS regulations, remote access, and all other DEA requirements

To learn more, read about healthcare’s most comprehensive multifactor authentication platform or listen to a recording of our recent webinar on multifactor authentication for healthcare.