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Cybersecurity is a top safety issue for healthcare facilities

July 25, 2019

A 2018 survey listed cybersecurity as one of the top safety issues for healthcare facilities, behind severe weather and active shooter incidents, according to an article on the Health IT Security website.

Three hundred healthcare safety professionals were surveyed by Rave Mobile Safety.

Survey respondents included personnel involved in healthcare emergency management and preparedness, security, operations, compliance, IT, and environmental, health and safety.

Healthcare organizations must seek a balance between disclosing patient information when necessary to respond to an emergency and protecting patient privacy, the article said.

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