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May 1, 2020 / Healthcare

Secure healthcare data from hackers

Secure healthcare data from hackers Healthcare providers are vulnerable to cyberattacks because their industry is lucrative. People and even government institutions spend so much money on their medical bills, thanks to emerging markets and aging populations. Advances in technology have transformed paper medical records to digital files that can easily be stored and accessed but can also easily be stolen by hackers. If any data is stolen or held for...

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April 30, 2020 / Healthcare

How can MSPs optimize healthcare?

Patient care does not begin and end with giving timely medical attention. It also requires enforcing strict security measures to ensure patients’ personal information is always kept confidential. Choosing the right managed services provider (MSP) that provides tailor-fit, cost-effective, point-to-point solutions will help achieve both medical and technological concerns centralized for easy monitoring. They guarantee response times When it comes to providing healthcare services, talking about fast response times is...

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April 30, 2020 / Healthcare

Are EHRs useful?

The healthcare industry is embracing the use of electronic health records (EHRs). It advances a new type of data management system that aims to improve on traditional paper-based ways. But will it? What is an electronic health record? An electronic health record (EHR) is an individual’s official health document accessible via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, and shareable between multiple facilities and agencies. Typically, an EHR includes contact...

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April 30, 2020 / Healthcare

PHI security best practices

Healthcare companies and the vast amount of valuable patient information they hold have become a major target of cyberattacks. Hospitals must combat this with a highly trained team of technicians equipped with the following technologies and security tools. Strict access policies To control access to protected health information (PHI), your IT department must introduce access restriction policies. For example, accountants should not have access to the same data as physicians....

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April 30, 2020 / Healthcare

Security challenges in healthcare IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry. But as with any new technology, it also brings a slew of security risks healthcare professionals need to address. Devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data are attractive targets for cybercriminals. Healthcare apps, for instance, contain plenty of sensitive information, such as social security numbers, prescriptions, and medical histories. Should hackers ever get a hold...

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April 30, 2020 / Healthcare

Transform healthcare by using blockchain

In an age when data privacy has never been more important, blockchain has rapidly expanded and has taken over several industries, including healthcare and pharmacological sciences. Propositions concerning blockchain-based technology are still in the process of development, but it’s high time to start familiarizing yourself with this trend. What is blockchain? Although the technology is known for enabling cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, blockchain was immediately recognized as having a broader value...

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