CHIME CEO: Digital acceleration fueling cybersecurity concerns

MedCity News

Anuja Vaidya

Healthcare is in the midst of a digital revolution, unlike anything the industry has experienced before. But, according to CHIME CEO Russell Branzell, the growing dependence on technology for patient care and remote work is raising concerns related to cyberattacks.

Even pre-pandemic, demand for digital healthcare was growing, but for a true revolution there needed to be an accelerant. Enter the Covid-19 pandemic.

The resulting digitally-focused healthcare landscape — which shows characteristics of a fourth industrial revolution — has given rise to worries about cybersecurity.

Russell Branzell, president and CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, expressed those concerns at the virtual Cerner Health Forum on Friday.

“Up until this point, [patients] came to us in our hospitals, they...

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