4 Healthcare Cybersecurity Challenges

4 Healthcare Cybersecurity Challenges

Improving healthcare cybersecurity can help providers address patient privacy, legacy system, and IT challenges.

The above are the key challenges in healthcare cybersecurity. The benefits of healthcare technology advancement are undeniable. Electronic health records (EHRs) have become critical to improving diagnostics and patient outcomes, with 75% of healthcare providers reporting that EHRs help them deliver better patient care, according to HealthIT.gov.

With providers increasingly relying on technological advancements, healthcare cybersecurity threats have risen in tandem. The cybersecurity firm Emsisoft reports that the U.S. had more than 560 cyberattacks against healthcare facilities in 2020.

In addition the cybersecurity challenges in healthcare facilities can be addressed by:

  1. Implementing a strong network security measures
  2. Regularly updating software and systems
  3. Training employees on security best practices
  4. Using unique and strong passwords
  5. Implementing access controls and monitoring
  6. Regularly backing up critical data
  7. Conducting security audits and penetration testing.


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