As the next decade of the twenty-first century is approaching, the integration of healthcare with technology markets indicated no signs of decelerating. Novel smartphone apps, devices, and software solutions are continuously updating and emerging. Would there be any healthcare provider who would not want to improve the patient care or deliver enhanced outcomes of healthcare and offer those tools which would boost the efficiency for their nurses and doctors?
But, in healthcare, the nature of data management reflects a different set of challenges, a responsibility for providing protection to the patients. Furthermore, healthcare data is significantly required for making it a highly effective target for attackers. Threats are inclusive of hacking the data of patients for crippling whole infrastructures of the hospital, all of this poses a dangerous impact.
Majority of the novel devices and software solutions are being created by a number of suppliers and vendors. There are numerous users from the patients keeping track of their glucose level at home, the nurse who checks the blood of the patients, to the doctors who analyze scans of radiology. All of these come together for creating an extremely complex digital infrastructure, with the mixture of novel technology breakthroughs set for increasing the data volumes in healthcare by nearly 50 percent yearly.
As healthcare is now more susceptible to cybersecurity attacks more than ever, is there any possibility of bringing the benefits of tech to the patients at the same time as managing the security effectively? The answer could be provided by the new cybersecurity theory, however, it’s first compulsory to understand the technologies which are currently in use, the type of data which is being produced and the way data is processed and stored.