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AMA: 5 ways physicians can combat cybercrime during the pandemic

Becker's Hospital Review

Jackie Drees

Hospitals and health systems will increasingly rely on digital tools to provide care to patients as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in combination with flu season.

The American Medical Association and American Hospital Association launched a new resource to help providers navigate tech considerations and promote proper cybersecurity safeguards throughout the rest of the year, according to a Nov. 10 AMA report.

Five details:

1. While working against the pandemic, physician practices and hospitals have also had to increasingly fight cybercrime on three fronts: a sharp rise in phishing campaigns; targeted attacks on vulnerable links between patients and physicians; and ransomware attacks that disrupt patient care and disable computer systems.

2. When it comes to improving interconnectivity...

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