Cybersecurity is a must. As daunting as it appears with hackers positioning to storm the gates of your network, and with healthcare being among the most attacked industries, it is essential that large hospitals and small physician practices alike place the appropriate guards at those gates to keep cybercriminals out -- and crucial patient and system information inside.
Consider: 12 percent of hospitals lack even basic IT security systems, according to a new state of the health IT industry report from HIMSS Analytics. And that's despite the finding that 29 percent of all breaches hit healthcare entities last year.
Healthcare Finance News featured commentary from Stephen Collins in this article.