Healthcare’s 5 Most Exploitable Cyberattack Vectors And How To Secure Them
Healthcare organizations are amongst the most vulnerable operations for security attacks. Not only are they a profitable target for attackers with highly critical information on the line, there are also major downtime risks leaving the organizations very vulnerable to a unique set of security attack vectors. The newest attack vector are the cloud based portals because even though it increases the efficiency and quality of care they are finding that quite often, when a physician logs into a cloud-based portal, they don’t log out which leaves sensitive data dangerously exposed. Some of the ways to secure and lock down these portals are through employing data protection, enforcing compliance policies consistently across multiple clouds, the use of mobile device security and the effective implementation of malware and ransomware.
CMS launches new AI innovation challenge
Information is finally out about a new artificial intelligence challenge aimed at creating tools to better predict patient health outcomes. The central goal is to develop artificial intelligence-driven predictions that healthcare providers and clinicians participating in the CMS Innovation Center models can use. Last year, Google released a study that found its AI-based software was more effective at predicting patient outcomes than other methods currently available. One of the major benefits of artificial intelligence in healthcare, is it that it can assist doctors with it’s predictive ability of illnesses and diseases which leaves the doctors to have more quality time with their patients.
HIMSS proposes new interoperability definition
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has proposed a new definition for interoperability. It’s first update to the terminology since 2013. The proposed definition describes interoperability as the ability of different information systems, devices and applications to connect within and across organizations. The goal, according to HIMSS, is to enable organizations to exchange and collaboratively use data to optimize the health of individuals and populations.