Sentara Healthcare secures its apps with shielding technology

Healthcare IT News

Bill Siwicki

In 2018, health system Sentara Healthcare adopted a consumerization and digital transformation strategy – a top organizational goal. Patients today are skilled at using technology for accessing numerous retail services – and now use their mobile phones for self-diagnosis and to seek healthcare services.


"The good news is that telehealth adoption, home health, wearables and fitness apps are exploding," said Dan Bowden, CISO at Sentara Healthcare. "The challenge for longstanding health systems [appears in the form of] the new, asymmetric competitors who specialize in hooking consumers to their platforms. These companies believe they can provide healthcare, too."

The proliferation of apps, devices and data will become overwhelming very soon, he added. Every CISO will say that....

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