Guarding Against Negligence: How Healthcare Providers Can Detect and Diagnose Cyber Risks

Chief Healthcare Executive

Steve Crummey, Chairman, CyVision Technologies, Inc

Data breaches are preventable. Here’s how a health exec can safeguard health data.

Healthcare is an intensely data-driven industry, and the volume of patient data — clinical, financial, demographic — has grown exponentially in recent years. The evolution from fee-for-service to value-based care, with its emphasis on the continuum of care and interoperability, bring the need for providers to share and aggregate from multiple stakeholders at multiple access points.

Unfortunately, that expanded access has spawned more opportunities for targeted assaults on data networks. Sometimes, data are compromised or stolen because healthcare entities neglected to take proper care of it or due to significant events such as the COVID-19 pandemic that increased the need to exchange large amounts of...

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