Data Security: Telehealth's Achilles Heel?

September 4, 2020 CynergisTek, Inc.

— Cyberattacks on the rise, can only get worse if problems aren't fixed, experts say

Data Security: Telehealth's Achilles Heel?

Recently The Doctors Company, a medical malpractice insurance firm, published a report entitled "Your Patient is Logging on Now: The Risks and Benefits of Telehealth in the Future of Healthcare." Among the five "foreseeable major risks" listed in the report: Telehealth "increases cyber liability, especially when providers are seeing patients from a variety of devices in a variety of locations."

In other words, providers are now opening themselves up to cyberattacks on an unprecedented scale.

This article was written by Ryan Basen and includes results from CynergisTek’s recent telehealth survey Telehealth & Data Security: Understanding the Risks and the use of hospitals using telehealth if their data has been hacked.

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CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of healthcare. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, and compliance goals. The company has been recognized by KLAS in the 2016 and 2018 Cybersecurity reports as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity, as well as the 2017 Best in KLAS winner for Cybersecurity Advisory Services.

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