The healthcare industry is in the middle of a digital transformation: a necessary pivot from the antiquated methods of creating, storing, and sharing information to new data-intensive diagnostic and treatment applications. For healthcare IT professionals, the pressure to accelerate this transition is coming from all sides:
Sensitive healthcare data volume is growing rapidly, as is the variety of devices and locations where this data is being stored and accessed.
Cybercriminals are aggressively targeting the healthcare industry, exploiting the fact that the more sensitive the data is, the more likely that victims will pay for its release.
The healthcare industry is subject to an increasingly complex mix of data privacy regulations. In the U.S., these can include state, federal, and international requirements.
All of these healthcare challenges are in addition to the IT concerns that all modern industries face – growing infrastructure complexity, difficulty recruiting and retaining skilled staff, the ongoing migration of applications to private and public clouds, and the need for non-stop data availability and near-real-time data analytics.
To respond to these challenges, protect patients, and stay at the forefront of the industry, IT professionals need cyber protection to ensure their organization is #CyberFit and ready to face these challenges. This modern approach combines data protection and cybersecurity capabilities to balance the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection – safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security.
Here are some quick examples of how cyber protection can solve seven of the most prevalent IT challenges your healthcare organization may face.