IT will remain the biggest factor in the health care sector's continuing evolution, according to IDC.
There are many unique factors which further complicate cybersecurity efforts in the health care sector.
The issue of data integration has become particularly important for organizations in the health care sector, thanks to the rise of electronic health records, implementation of the Affordable Care Act and a variety of other factors
Many IT professionals with experience in other industries will be able to transition into the health care sector if they so desire. This is especially true for IT pros with the most in-demand health care IT skills.
Many hospitals are looking to leverage Health IT to a greater degree. Such efforts have the potential to not only improve hospital performance, but also allow care providers to better participate in and comply with the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program.
The healthcare industry is in need of IT security experts to help manage the fast-paced growth of technology in the field. With the implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records (EHR), data analytics, wearables, and health-monitoring devices, healthcare facilities are scrambling to catch up with the demand for staff to manage and [...]
In the national discourse about interoperability, much of the focus is on enabling a doctor using one electronic health record to access patient information residing in a different hospital’s EHR, even when another vendor built it.
If you look at all the data breaches that took place in 2014, you might conclude that healthcare organizations have lax cybersecurity protocols. You’d be wrong, but it’s not hard to see how you might reach that conclusion. Last year, the healthcare sector reported more breaches—333 in all—than any other industry.