The rise of digital health has transformed the patient experience; however, it has also resulted in increased security risks, according to our panelists, who discuss the importance of collaboration in safeguarding patient data.
As healthcare organizations reopen, it is essential that leaders “cycle through” the technologies that were deployed to meet the demands of Covid – and make sure they meet security standards, said experts Art Ream, Christopher Frenz, and James Morrison.
In the behavioral health space, where the no-show rate for visitors has long been a challenge, telemedicine offers a level of convenience that could be a game-changer, says CIO Kevin Wiese. “Time will tell as we look at the data.”
The efforts put forth by IT teams during the pandemic have been nothing short of amazing. But the real challenge is making sure that as care delivery models evolve, so does the security strategy, said our expert panelists.
One of the many consequences of Covid-19? Leaders in every industry – including healthcare – will be forced to reexamine their disaster preparedness strategies and make sure they’re “able to deliver services in a consistent way” during an emergency, said Erik Decker and Denise Anderson.