Hospitals in the UK are to be given £21 million to improve data and cybersecurity, taking the current level of government investment in this area to over £50 million. The £21 million cash injection follows a review into hospital cybersecurity, and it will be directed to the UK’s 27 major trauma centers including those that dealt with the aftermaths of recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.
The risk of data breaches at U.S. hospitals is greater at larger facilities and hospitals that have a major teaching mission, according to a study led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Hospitals are places for healing the sick and wounded, but unfortunately given their necessarily open nature they can be challenging environments to physically secure – potentially leading to additional medical emergencies.
More than 5,000 vascular or thoracic patients seen between 2012 and 2015 at Sentara hospitals in Virginia. That’s what Norfolk, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare discovered in November of 2016 within one of its third-party vendors.
At Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the pediatric teaching partner of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, being leaders in pediatric medicine, research, treatment, education and advocacy are the pillars of the facility’s mission statement.
Between illnesses, family tension and medical bills, hospitals are already harbors for stress, and nothing escalates a stressful situation into a dangerous one faster and more unnecessarily than poor customer service, says Jim Sawyer, Director of Security Services for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
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