CIOs describe their cybersecurity investment plans for the next 5 years

Healthcare IT News

Bill Siwicki

Healthcare C-suite executives do not need a PowerPoint presentation from the CISO to understand that cybersecurity should be a top priority for healthcare provider organizations today. They just need to read all the headlines of security breaches at hospitals across the country. But are they doing so?

Nearly a third of hospitals and health systems are planning to implement biometrics (29%), digital forensics (28%) or penetration testing (28%) within the next 24 months, according to new HIMSS Media research. (HIMSS is the parent company of Healthcare IT News.)

However, 43% say funding is keeping their organizations from executing on security challenges they have, the research shows.

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