There is no doubt that the increased use of technology and data have the power to improve health outcomes, transform the quality of provision and help reduce costs for all types of healthcare organisations.
But as confidential data is increasingly stored and accessed on digital devices and equipment – for example, operational systems – embedded devices and consumer technologies, there will inevitably also be a greater risk that the security of this data may be compromised.
Cybersecurity is no longer an IT challenge. Locking down information technology, operational technology and consumer technology is a business imperative. And healthcare organisations are increasingly vulnerable as technology becomes increasingly interconnected and codependent. Patient data has never been more valuable on the black market. PwC will help you develop a comprehensive cyber security system that includes critical assessment identification, advanced analytics and detection and active defence and response mechanisms.
Partner, Health Assurance Lead, PwC United Kingdom
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