In an article last week from FierceHealthIT, author Katie Dvorak explains how while technology in the healthcare system makes things easier, it also makes things more complicated; specifically from a security perspective. Security should be a top priority for healthcare organizations since simply having good technical people will no longer stop breaches.
New advances in healthcare including medical devices, electronic medical records (EMRs), and cybersecurity, are creating a need for employees who can manage the security of systems and software. According to Ari Baranoff, assistant special agent for the U.S. Secret Service's Criminal Investigative Division,"a company or hospital's own employees are some of the biggest security threats".
This is why employee knowledge of IT systems and security is so important. Baranoff continues to say,"Constantly educating your workforce and testing your workforce on their cyberhygiene is very important". Younger staff can be harmful if they are not trained properly. It's important to make sure staff are flexible in learning and using new technology.
What's the bottom line? It's not about how much technology you have; it's about using that technology effectively to do good things.
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