Taking an Evidence-Based Approach to Healthcare Security
Christopher Frenz, AVP of Information Security and Infrastructure, Interfaith Medical Center
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a period of significant and fast-paced change for many healthcare organizations. Within the last few months, many healthcare providers have rapidly rolled out telehealth, expanded remote access, added large numbers of medical devices to their networks, and made many other changes to deal with the challenges of COVID patient surges and the changing care landscape that stay at home orders brought to other types of patients. In a rush to meet patient care needs, many healthcare organizations did not always follow established information security standards and other IT best practices while rolling out these changes. Moreover, certain regulations were temporarily suspended to facilitate the demand for telehealth and like services.