The possibility of a health data breach is arguably the biggest worry keeping healthcare IT leaders up at night. Privacy protections have been part of healthcare IT systems for some time, creating a shift in focus now to strengthening systems against cyber-attacks.
As health networks are delivering more care in home and other external settings, IT systems are no longer just managing data that is created—and stays—onsite. The increase in the volume and types of devices and data opens up still more opportunities for compromise.
But budget priorities compete. Technologies need to be resource- and cost-efficient, while still assuring the highest levels of cybersecurity and without compromise to performance.