As healthcare organizations deal with an influx of patients, the top priority for information security leaders to “minimize the effects of anything else” so that clinicians can focus on patient care, according to our expert panelists.
Protecting data is about more than just implementing the right tool, says Mitch Parker. It’s about setting the right expectations for deliverables, being realistic about what security solutions can (and can’t) do, and avoiding mimicry.
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.
As healthcare organizations face mounting pressures, it’s not enough to merely pledge to do better. Leaders need to do walk the walk, whether it means improving processes, creating efficiencies, or focusing more on professional development.
Whether it was increasing optimization after a major implementation, driving toward digital health, or uncovering inefficiencies, healthcare IT leaders had some big goals – and big successes – in 2019.