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Addressing telehealth's cybersecurity risk will be an industry-wide problem

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

Experts have repeatedly predicted that telehealth would present a major challenge for healthcare cybersecurity in the coming year.

But it's not enough to know telehealth is likely to be an issue. The real task is working collaboratively to address those dangers.

At the second installment of the American Telemedicine Association's EDGE policy conference on Tuesday, leaders in the healthcare space reiterated the importance of cybersecurity as a patient safety issue.

"We've been measuring the risks and the threat for telemedicine-type services for many years," said Christopher Logan, director of healthcare industry strategy at VMWare.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, "healthcare already had a cyber target on its back," said Logan.

Now, with the explosion of...

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