HealthTech June 12, 2024
Joel Snyder

With the reliance of third-party vendors in healthcare’s environment, organizations should consider four key areas to improve cyber resiliency.

Healthcare IT managers are held to a higher standard than other IT groups when it comes to information security. Patient data and other personal identifiable information are considered the most sensitive data in any commercial environment. A system outage could impact orders for diagnostic procedures or lifesaving medication. Healthcare IT teams also have to meet a higher level of regulatory requirements while having a smaller pool of software and hardware suppliers than their enterprise counterparts.

Focusing on these third-party suppliers is an important part of maintaining cyber resilience and reducing risk. Some of the most significant breaches over the past decade...

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Health IT, Health System / Hospital, IoT (Internet of Things), Provider, Supply Chain, Technology
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