Managing Cybersecurity and Risk in Rural Hospitals
This article recaps the discussions on what rural health care organizations are doing to improve cybersecurity preparedness.
In recent years, health care organizations have made tremendous progress in the digitization of health care information and workflow. Significant benefits have been achieved and more will be realized as systems and processes are optimized. However, with all if its benefits, digital health care has also introduced new threats and vulnerabilities. Among those are cybersecurity threats and risks, which include the theft of records through hacking and cybercrime, as well as through insiders, and medical device vulnerabilities and risks related to breach reporting requirements. Hospitals can prepare for and manage such risks by integrating cybersecurity preparedness into their existing governance, risk management and business continuity framework.
This dialogue will explore what rural health care organizations are doing to improve cybersecurity preparedness.