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Fixing IT Security Risks at an Academic Hospital and Trauma Center

11:58 am

Healthcare information technology security is a common casualty of the M&A activity that’s reshaping the hospital landscape almost daily. Kaufman Hall, a healthcare consulting firm that tracks hospital mergers and acquisitions, reported that a record 115 separate hospital transactions were announced in 2017 alone.

As hospitals change hands, so do their health IT systems. That exposes those systems to new risks and threats during and after the transactions. It also requires legacy health IT systems to adapt to new IT risk management and governance policies, procedures and protocols to ensure technology infrastructure is optimized to prevent IT security breaches.

 

Five Secrets of Effective Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Programs

3:30 pm

Healthcare IT team assessing BCDR programsHealthcare providers don’t have to look far or long to know their threat landscape is escalating. Natural disasters like the hurricanes in Florida and Texas, mass casualty situations like the shooting in Las Vegas or the bombing in Boston, and data breaches like those that hit Equifax and Yahoo are daily reminders of the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) capabilities.