On October 28, three federal agencies issued an alert that healthcare organizations face “an increased and imminent cybercrime threat,” including ransomware attacks, data theft, and medical service disruptions.
“The only constant is change” has never been more true than it is today. Technology has advanced rapidly in recent years; adoption of technology has increased dramatically; and meanwhile, regulatory bodies struggle to catch up.
Every day, nurses collect and analyze information to ensure that patients are getting the right care at the right time. That same preventative approach is critical to improving cybersecurity at the point of care.
The hacking business has hit retail establishments, financial institutions, and now, more than ever, healthcare. It can get overwhelming when you see headlines of healthcare organizations getting attacked with ransomware, malware, viruses, loss of patient records, and all sorts of cybersecurity breaches.
The potential solutions and vendor options to protect your organization can cost a lot of money and can be overwhelmingly technical. What can you do? While it’s not possible to have absolutely perfect cybersecurity, here are 5 simple ways that can help you keep patient data safe.