Medical patient records are at an all-time high valuation on the Dark Web. As we all know, healthcare records are different because of the permanence of the data.
Fortinet has successfully worked with a growing number healthcare organizations to help them overcome the modern security challenges plaguing the industry. Learn more about our efforts, and the Fortinet sessions you can attend at HIMSS19.
We’re excited to attend HIMSS 2019 and look forward to meeting with healthcare professionals, industry leaders, and innovators to address IT and IoMT challenges, improve patient care, and secure today’s evolving healthcare organizations.
Healthcare has long been a regulated space due to the sensitive personal information collected and stored. Top of mind when thinking of healthcare regulations is HIPAA, which provides comprehensive and mandatory standards for ensuring the security and privacy of protected health information (PHI). Noncompliance can result in heavy fines, as well reputational damage.
Watch the video in this post to hear from Fortinet’s Troy Roberts, VP of Enhanced Technologies, as he discusses the challenges facing healthcare organizations in 2018 and how to overcome them.
Organizations are becoming increasingly reliant on digital capabilities across industries, and this is no different in the healthcare space. New technology has enabled patients to take a more hands-on role in their care, simplified patient/physician communication, and improved the ability of patients to get care in rural locations. For this adoption of technology to be effective, however, healthcare providers must ensure they have the necessary WAN (wide area network) infrastructure to accommodate more requests and greater bandwidth needs.
HIMSS 2018 will be held this year on March 5-9th at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Fortinet is excited to be attending this event yet again to meet with healthcare IT professionals standing on the front lines of digital transformation initiatives at their organizations, and to attend the various workshops, roundtables, and keynotes presented by thought leaders.
Due to the sensitive information housed within medical records (Social Security numbers, addresses, medical claim data etc.), healthcare has always been one of the most frequently targeted industries by cybercriminals. Hackers who successfully steal this data can profit in a big way, as it has high value in the cybercrime black market. As digital capabilities grow within healthcare, so too do the number of vulnerabilities. This upsurge in capabilities and targets can largely be credited to the rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT),...
According to a report posted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 87 percent of office-based physicians had adopted some form of electronic health record (EHR) as of 2015. This is more than double the 42 percent that had done so when data was collected in 2008. Along with an increase in EHR adoption, we have also witnessed a global healthcare revolution in data collection and research. Access to such data improves the care and quality of life of those individuals these institutions serve. The challenge...
Information governance is nothing new, but for it to be effective, it requires understanding, flexibility, and collaboration between a variety of teams and departments. Fortinet’s Susan Biddle offers her insights into the role of information governance in organizational security and how healthcare organizations can adapt. Can solid information governance boost security for an organization? If so, in what ways? Security is all about protecting the critical assets and intellectual property of an organization, while maximizing their value....