Thursday, October 21, 2021
Most adults in the U.S. own a cellphone of some kind, and 85 percent of them own a smartphone, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center. Smartphone users are booking flights, depositing checks, ordering food and streaming entertainment at home from the many apps on their devices. But healthcare in the U.S. has…
Clinicians are busy taking care of patients and charting, making efficient workflows especially important. Having to spend time signing into several apps at the start of their shift can take up valuable minutes in their day. However, single sign-on (SSO) solutions can solve that problem by speeding up the process of logging into a mobile…
Healthcare systems across the U.S. face a daunting cybersecurity landscape. Some 34 percent of healthcare organizations were targets of ransomware attacks in 2020, according to a Sophos report. But ransomware is just one of the constantly evolving cyberthreats looming over his hospital and clinics, says IT Director Jon Booth of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare…
Basic cyber hygiene is just as important for healthcare professionals as personal hygiene, according to John Riggi, senior adviser for cybersecurity and risk with the American Hospital Association and a 28-year veteran of the FBI. “It should be second nature to lock the computer when you walk away and not to share passwords,” Riggi says.…
Cloud security requires the same level of governance, compliance and risk management that organizations apply to on-premises security, yet it often falls short of that objective. Numerous factors make it difficult to mitigate cloud risk manually, but poor visibility and a lack of staff expertise are two of the most common. The nature of public…
Security should be a priority for any organization, but it takes on extra significance in a healthcare setting. In this excerpt from a recent CDW Tech Talk webcast, learn how healthcare organizations grapple with protecting sensitive patient data. REGISTER: Enjoy these live conversations every Tuesday. Register for the full series with one click.
With cybercrime on the rise and the collection of valuable patient data increasing, many healthcare organizations are more vulnerable to attacks. In this excerpt from a recent CDW Tech Talk webcast, learn how community hospital Sky Lakes Medical Center survived a ransomware attack thanks to a recent upgrade to its infrastructure. REGISTER: Enjoy these live…
The healthcare industry has experienced a historic increase in the number and severity of cyberattacks over the past two years. Attacks against healthcare organizations rose by 55 percent in 2020 compared with the previous year, according to cloud security firm Bitglass. Gary Gooden, chief technology and security officer at Seattle Children’s, spoke with HealthTech about…

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