Focus: Cybersecurity

Hospitals urged to cooperate to beat hackers

August 31, 2017

Hospitals, health systems and networks need to join forces, organize, come together to proactively fend off hackers, according to an article on the Healthcare IT News website.

Some hospitals are working together — just not nearly enough, the article said. Security frameworks, information sharing centers, industry trade groups already exist.

Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, said that a community approach has worked in other industries.

Healthcare actually has an information sharing and analysis center (ISAC), the NH-ISAC. In response to one attack, for instance, the NH-ISAC had a team of subject matter experts working to determine what the problem was and then craft a mitigation strategy. Members, in turn, can take that strategy and put all or part into action.

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Information Technology

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

48 hours after fire at Pa. senior facility, some residents were still missing

Residents were evacuated into bitter cold, and 27 were transported to hospitals


Indiana hospital adopts recycling program for clean waste

Surgery generates about one-fourth of all hospital waste


Focus: Facility Design

How healthcare facility design can improve patient well-being

Exposure to daylight as well as acoustical and thermal comfort are key


Focus: Facility Design

Hennepin County Medical Center’s new ambulatory clinic building reaching for LEED Silver

The building will include six floors of clinics and services, two levels of underground pay parking with 221 stalls for patients and family


Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Life Safety Q&A: Exiting from hospital into medical building

Brad Keyes discusses exiting from a hospital into a medical building


Post Comment


• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.