How to Build Security Resilience in Healthcare Beyond COVID-19

HealthTech Magazine

Brian T. Horowitz

The COVID-19 pandemic has expanded telehealth and compelled a shift to remote work, but the flexibility of these activities also has added vulnerabilities to many healthcare organizations.

Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston shored up its security infrastructure in early 2020 by establishing an incident command center. Its objective was to continue the ability to safeguard the network and enable clinicians to provide quality patient care, says Teresa Tonthat, CISO and assistant vice president of IT at Texas Children’s. Since the health system had already enabled secure remote work technologies, it was prepared to scale remote work to thousands of employees, she says.

“As the nation’s largest pediatric hospital system, we understand...

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