The healthcare industry faces unique cybersecurity challenges due to the dispersed nature of patient data and the reliance on technology. Morey Haber, CTO and CISO at BeyondTrust, emphasizes the need for healthcare providers to prioritize cybersecurity hygiene and implement measures such as vulnerability assessments, patch management, and privileged access management. Haber suggests the development of a rating system to assess healthcare organizations’ cybersecurity hygiene and make the ratings public to promote transparency and trust. Identity governance and access management systems are also crucial in ensuring appropriate access to sensitive information.
The Health Information Exchange (HIE) market, playing a critical role in facilitating healthcare data sharing among providers, is projected to be worth $2 billion by