The progress that has been made in leveraging digital tools to improve consumer experience has been nothing short of amazing. But a major hurdle still exists, and it’s one that needs to be addressed quickly, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar.
As cyberattacks become increasingly complex – and are tailored to target specific individuals – the methods used to prevent them must become more sophisticated, according to our security experts, who discussed the issue during a recent webinar.
If health IT and security leaders aren’t willing to take an honest look at why cybersecurity attacks work, we’re never going to be able to prevent them, says Mitch Parker, who examines the growing problem in this two-part series.
It’s time to stop overlooking the cybersecurity risks that exist within the supply chain and provide guidance on how to deal with them, says Greg Garcia, who talks about a new toolkit aimed at small-to-medium sized organizations.
Implementing a system that can accurately identify patients isn’t as simple as adding a field to an EMR system. But it is going to require “a mobilization and educational effort similar to the one that made EMR usage pervasive,” says Mitch Parker.