Data and technology have become integral parts of healthcare. They work together to offer physicians a timely and precise glimpse into patients’ personal health.
They allow physicians to consult with patients and fellow doctors around the globe. They allow medical records to be transferred and accessed with the touch of a button. But they also make patients — and healthcare facilities — vulnerable to cyberattacks.
New data breaches are making headlines every few days, affecting thousands (if not millions) of American consumers. And the latest trend of cybercriminals stealing personal information from insurance companies and healthcare facilities has consumers more concerned than ever. It’s no wonder patient trust in healthcare security standards has taken a major hit.