Mac McMillan Speaks to the Troubling Trend that Hospitals Still Aren’t Prioritizing Security

October 31, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

At the CHIME Fall CIO Forum, providers reveal just how dedicated their organizations are to security—and one cyber expert responds

A survey released this morning from CHIME revealed that about 70 percent of responding patient care organizations do not have a comprehensive security program in place, leading one cybersecurity expert to speak out on how troubling a trend this still is across healthcare.

The survey, released on October 31 at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) 2018 Fall CIO Forum in San Diego, found that just 29 percent of the more than 600 participating organizations have a comprehensive program in place, which CHIME outlines as doing all of the following: reporting security deficiencies and security progress to the board; having a dedicated CISO (chief information security officer) and cybersecurity committee; providing security updates to the board at least annually; and having a board-level committee that provides security oversight.

Healthcare Informatics featured Mac McMillan in this article.

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