Boost Cybersecurity Measures to Protect Senior Care Residents and Staff

Boost Cybersecurity Measures to Protect Senior Care Residents and Staff

Posted Apr 26, 2021 from
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As the senior care industry adapts to COVID-19, new tools and technologies are engaging older adults and putting them in touch with the outside world. The devices and connectivity can also protect caregivers and address staffing shortages.

Fifty-three percent of respondents say they would prefer to have their healthcare needs managed by a mix of medical staff and healthcare technology.

That’s the good news.

The ongoing shift also heightens the risk for cyberthreats that can disrupt critical operations and expose personal information.

In addition to managing residents’ physical safety, care providers “are responsible for handling and protecting a lot of personal data,” Katie Smith Sloan, president of LeadingAge, an association of nonprofit providers of aging services, tells HealthTech.

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