Data Privacy

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Data privacy is an ongoing concern that affects people. As the world is becoming more digitized by the minute, there is a growing risk that confidential information will be at risk of hacking or other cybersecurity threats. The healthcare industry seems to be at most risk due to a rapidly changing system of record keeping. Creating safeguards to protect patients is not only an ethical choice but will ensure technological progress continues. According to an article titled Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research, “When personally identifiable health information, for example, is disclosed to an employer, insurer, or family member, it can result in stigma, embarrassment, and discrimination. Thus, without some assurance of privacy, people may be reluctant to provide candid and complete disclosures of sensitive information even to their physicians.” Protecting information is key for ensuring patients come forward with their problems believing that healthcare professionals will exercise the soundest ethical behavior.

In the insurance brokerage business, clients detail their personal information so that an advisor can select the best plan for their needs at the best available price. For the process to work correctly, the client has to trust the advisor to the highest degree, and the advisor must vigorously protect all the information they have received. At Engagent Health, we believe that trust is an essential factor to success. Therefore, we implement a series of safety protocols to ensure that your data is protected. Let’s push for a better tomorrow with action today.