What Healthcare CEOs Need To Know About IT Security Risk
While data breaches cause significant harm to healthcare organizations, the damage is not limited to an individual hospital, provider, or business associate. Breaches threaten to undermine the success of the electronic health record (EHR) initiative as a whole. While EHR systems have great potential to improve cost efficiency, care delivery, and patient outcomes, that promise will only be realized if there is a strong, industry-wide foundation of information security.
  • How at the epicenter of this transformative change is information technology.
  • How healthcare CEOs have as much of a responsibility to protect important assets.
  • How it is most likely that the healthcare industry has not made IT security a high priority because of internal constraints and complex external challenges.