The Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference was held earlier this month. It’s the health information and technology event of the year, where healthcare industry professionals share ideas and insights on education, innovation, challenges, and collaboration.
Our experts attended the conference to get the pulse on how the industry is addressing key cybersecurity challenges, and how shifts in the market will impact the need for cybersecurity moving forward. Here are the three takeaways you need to know.
Health tech innovation is up, cybersecurity is not
The healthcare industry continues to shift towards a digital-first environment, adopting more and more technological solutions to serve their patients and to streamline their own services and processes. Telehealth, for example, has risen dramatically, increasing 63-fold during the pandemic.
Many of these solutions are here to stay post-pandemic – telehealth is now a standard offering for many healthcare providers and even services like mobile check-ins and remote screenings are becoming commonplace. To better accommodate this quick shift, organizations have prioritized digital transformation, with 79% of health systems saying they’re still in the planning stages.
This represents a crucial time for the industry to properly put in place the right infrastructure, policies, tools, and solutions