Healthcare is complicated. So it’s not surprising that healthcare cybersecurity is just as complex. But what shouldn’t be complicated is the guidance health systems are given to deal with threats. In the past, a number of well-meaning entitles – from government to private to hybrids of the two – have put out roadmaps, frameworks and other tip sheets that left all but the most sophisticated shops shaking their heads, wondering where true north lay. But things are changing, according to Greg Garcia, Executive Director, Cyber Security, Health Sector Coordinating Council, who says that his organization (which just released its Health Industry Cybersecurity Strategic Plan – 2024-29) is focused on helping to bring a signal through the noise, starting with deep coordination between HCIP, the nascent HPH-CPG’s and foundational cyber framework’s like those from NIST. In this Live @ Vive interview with healthsystemCIO Founder & Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra, Garcia covers these issues and much more.
Healthcare is abuzz with talk of artificial intelligence. And when it comes to cybersecurity, that buzz both has to do with how the bad guys are going to use it, and how the good guys can apply it to defense. But Ryan Witt, VP, Industry Solutions, Healthcare, Proofpoint, warns that today, the time of small- to mid-sized health systems is better spent on basic blocking and tackling, especially around the major threat vector of email. Amazingly, he adds, some of the foundational steps for email security are still not in place. In this Live @ Vive interview with healthsystemCIO Founder & Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra, Witt covers these issues, the Health Sector Coordinating Council’s efforts to consolidate and simplify guidance, and whether mandatory cyber guidance should eventually become a reality.
How much of an impact can Generative AI have – if leveraged properly, and if all the necessary pieces are in place? Quite a bit, according to Michael Hasselberg. “This is the first time in my career thus far that I’m hopeful that technology will actually make the lives of our clinicians better.” In a recent interview, he explained why, and talked about the innovative work being done at URMC.
It’s the foundation of any care access experience offered by a health system or hospital. Provider data powers a myriad of experiences that impact patients, providers, and staff members enterprise-wide. Unfortunately, the many back-end systems that house this data are often out of date and inconsistent, leading to a disjointed experience as people seek to access this information across an organization. Leading IT executives have found that investing in a provider data management strategy can help solve many of the data-oriented challenges they face today, enabling them to create a better experience for patients looking to schedule care and free-up time for employees tasked with keeping this often-changing information up to date. In this webinar we’ll hear from leaders who are focused on improving this critical area of patient engagement and, with it, how they’re driving innovation and operational efficiency.
One of the keys to meeting Penn Medicine’s core objectives – improving efficiency, reducing clinical burden, and delivering a better patient experience – is in establishing partnerships, said Anna Schoenbaum, VP of Applications and Digital Health. The other? Having “strong governance and engagement. That’s part of our DNA.”