Stop Over-Exposure in Healthcare Cybersecurity
The healthcare industry is always adopting new technologies to better serve its communities. That’s why a strong cybersecurity posture is critical to ensure the delivery of quality care across the board.
Security and Patient Privacy
Securing resources and addressing vulnerabilities are vital steps to protect patient data.
Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry
Hospitals and small clinics continue to be a popular target for data breaches. How much visibility do IT and security decision-makers have in the healthcare industry? Are there systems in place to detect and respond to a security event?
Priorities That Make a Difference in Healthcare
Security Across the Industry
The healthcare sector is an expansive space with many types of organizational models. From a dental office, large-scale hospital or assisted living facility to a neighborhood clinic, all require efficient and secure operations to deliver high-quality care. No matter what model you're looking at, good cybersecurity practices apply.
Privacy and Data Security
Healthcare providers need to be able to trust that the technologies they use will protect patient information and allow them to connect with patients securely. Compliance with healthcare regulations is essential in ensuring that patient privacy is maintained. Data security is a key component of healthcare compliance, and healthcare organizations must take steps to ensure that their systems are secure.
Secure Access to Care
Access to healthcare is a human right. It should be easy for patients to find and receive quality care from healthcare providers, without worrying about their security or well-being. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The way to balance the two is to implement security solutions that protect assets and users while delivering a positive patient-provider experience.
The telehealth industry is booming as more and more patients look for convenient access to care. Telemedicine is revolutionizing how we receive and deliver healthcare, and one way to safeguard this sector is through identity management and Cloud-based security. These ensure that only authorized users can access patient information and that this information is stored safely and securely off-site.
Ease of access, privacy and data security are top priorities for US adults when engaging with healthcare
Factors that are important when engaging with healthcare according to US adults (ages 18+).
Ease of access to care
Privacy (e.g., keeping private health information confidential)
Getting what you consider to be personalized care
Having a care provider who is close to where you live or work
Coordination among all my healthcare providers
Being able to monitor my health (e.g., using apps, wearable devices)
Access to a health coach (e.g., someone who helps you make food and lifestyle changes to improve well-being)
CVS, “The 2021 Health Care Insights Study” conducted by Market Measurement, July 8, 2021