As countless facets of healthcare delivery continue to change, so have the basics of cybersecurity education.
The shift requires a deep review of internal safety protocols as well as educational outreach so staff and patients can spot (and avoid) new signs of trouble that could suggest a damaging breach.
On the business side, “it’s about making sure that we have a very resilient, robust infrastructure for our providers to use and leverage” as teams work from different locations, says Andrea Daugherty, director of enterprise IT security and resiliency for the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin.
“You also had overnight adoption of all of these different technologies that providers were a little bit more apprehensive to use pre-COVID.”
On top of that, the challenges of remote work and scores of patients now accessing virtual care from their own devices are revealing new data privacy