From 2015 to 2017, 955 major security breaches resulted in the exposure or theft of 135,060,443 health records. That represents more than 41% of the U.S population. During those same three years, the number of healthcare-related security incidents rose 27%, coming to a rate of close to one incident per …
The Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study highlighted just how costly data breaches can be in the health care sector.
One of the biggest potential pitfalls health care mergers face is unexpected IT issues, which can lead to higher-than-projected costs.
Cultural differences can have a major, negative impact if not addressed in the appropriate fashion. To that end, third-party assistance from a trusted expert in the field may prove essential.
Health organizations need to conduct thorough due diligence to assess and unify diverse IT systems and ensure effective IT service delivery.
Cyberattacks directed toward health care providers are becoming more common.
Patients demand health care that balances convenience with information security.
Leaders should see mergers as not just challenges, but also opportunities.
In the past several years, healthcare providers in the United States have deployed a wide breadth of new technologies to keep up with the demands of the modern medical market.
The healthcare sector has been at the cutting edge of technological innovation and deployments in the past few years, while organizations in this industry have remained steely in the face of increased complexity and challenges that have been symptoms of rapidly evolving IT frameworks.