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Mergers and acquisitions: Health system considers information security pre- and post-merger

Briefings on HIPAA, May 1, 2015

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Mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry are often decided upon and negotiated by C-suite staff with involvement from security and IT professionals. However, significant security implications must be considered by both parties prior to, during, and after a merger or acquisition. Security officers are often best suited to dig deep into the information security standards of a facility to identify risks and develop a plan for streamlining security programs between the acquirer and the organization being acquired.

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