Cybersecurity is a Top Concern for Health Care Leaders
A recent survey of 35 large US health systems were interviewed, with respondents including chief informatics officers, chief medical informatics officers or chief nursing informatics officers. Below are the results.
of respondents said they were increasing their technology spending for cybersecurity needs, while two-thirds said they were going to increase non-C-suite cybersecurity staff.
of surveyed executives said their organization’s cybersecurity spending will focus on identifying potential threats. This includes asset management, governance, risk assessments, and workforce education.
Half of respondents
stated that areas such as protective technologies, access control, and
awareness and training
would be top investment areas.
of those surveyed also said that detection measures, including continuous monitoring, would be the focus of cybersecurity spending for 2018.
A lack of talent and immature IT solutions were cited as top challenges by respondents, with
38 percent and 33 percent
of those surveyed saying so, respectively.
Network security, consolidating IT systems, and maintaining security on disparate systems in healthcare were also to key cybersecurity challenges.