Industry Voices—Striking the balance of cybersecurity, interoperability and digital health

Fierce Health

Tom Leary

In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, investing and implementing cybersecurity measures is more important than ever as COVID-19 continues to create new challenges for healthcare organizations of all sizes.

Health systems are responsible for striking the balance between empowering providers and patients to make informed decisions together while ensuring every piece of information is secure, private and never vulnerable to attack.

We have learned how good healthcare data can become very profitable for bad actors. A recent survey found 73% of IT security decision-makers need increased funding to continue to be secure, effective and compliant. Of those surveyed, 55% reported experiencing an increase in ransomware attacks, in large part due to COVID-19-related security lapses and more targeting of the healthcare industry.

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