Health IT infrastructure needs security upgrades

Healthcare organizations need more sophisticated security solutions

Healthcare organizations need security upgrades for more sophisticated systems, according to an article on the HIT Infrastructure website.

Healthcare facilities are spending more money upgrading their health IT infrastructure but may not be making the complementary digital security upgrades, according to a recent American Journal of Managed Care study.

The study found that network attacks, while less frequent than device or paper record theft, affected millions of patients and were more damaging overall.

Despite the implementation of more sophisticated health IT systems, security breaches are still prominent enough to be a severe threat to healthcare organizations, the article said. 

Read the article.



February 28, 2018

Topic Area: Information Technology

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