Cybersecurity is a team effort – and so is keeping patients safe

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

LAS VEGAS – There's no question that COVID-19 has thrust the healthcare industry into a "new normal."

Although many of the innovations in the pandemic era have been for the better, leaders at the opening panel of the HIMSS21 Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum on Monday noted that they have also exposed the sector to a variety of cyber threats.

As the hacks get more sophisticated, said panelists during the session moderated by Healthcare IT News Executive Editor Mike Miliard, it's important to remember that cybersecurity is a team effort – and that cyber professionals aren't miracle workers.

"Walk on water, stand upside down – you name it, the chief information security officer is supposed to do it," quipped Sri Bharadwaj, vice president of digital innovation and applications at Franciscan Alliance.

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