Healthcare companies are uniquely vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Large, decentralized workforces and the possession of incredibly sensitive patient data mean that providers across all channels must work harder than ever to protect their information and most importantly, their patients.
In a panel discussion, former U.S. chief information security officer Brigadier General Greg Touhill provided his best cybersecurity tips for leaders in the health industry, which included adopting a “zero trust" strategy and investing in standardized fraud-prevention training for every member of the healthcare workforce.
A wealth of additional cybersecurity tools and ideas were presented at the conference's Cybersecurity Command Center, with attendees getting a chance to put their own cybersecurity know-how to the test—showing that most organizations aren't as prepared as they may think.
(Read more about what healthcare facilities need to know to protect against cyberattacks in this Essential Insights article.)
These trends offered valuable direction to healthcare leaders and innovators. As another HIMSS closed, it was clear that now is the time to bring the digital revolution to healthcare.
Editor's Note: Read our five predictions for healthcare innovation in 2019 for more insights on these and other trends.