COVID-19 and Telehealth: Cybersecurity Issues and Solutions

Hospital & Healthcare Management

Healthcare providers’ primary mission is to provide the most cost-effective care, but since they tend to have limited resources for managing cybersecurity, they may not succeed in delivering cost-effectiveness as they are targets for cyberattacks. Due to limited resources, many healthcare providers generally do not have strong information technology and security dedicated to implementing cybersecurity practices and controlling cyberattacks.

By moving to an online environment with telemedicine, greatly influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers can continue providing services. Since providers implement a work-from-home setup or virtual appointments they conduct in their office, they have to use their devices and network as a requirement to proceed with their work. While healthcare providers may think their devices and networks are secure,...

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