Impact of Cyber Incidents in Healthcare
Ransomware, a malicious software designed to extort money from victims, has surged across industries, compelling organizations to grapple with data breaches and costly solutions. A recent study spanning five years, as published in the JAMA Health Forum, sheds light on the alarming trend of ransomware attacks on healthcare establishments, illustrating the urgent need for robust cybersecurity measures. The JAMA study indicates that even emergency departments were compelled to redirect ambulances to alternative facilities due to compromised access to vital medical records.
In an era marked by escalating ransomware threats, protecting sensitive medical records and maintaining the quality of patient services have become paramount. As electronic systems falter and medical care is delayed or canceled, patient well-being hangs in the balance. The aftermath of attacks paints a stark picture: Healthcare providers resort to manual, paper-based documentation methods, hindering the seamless delivery of care. With this method, security may be compromised, and critical patient alerts may go unnoticed, potentially leading to adverse outcomes.
To address these critical concerns, healthcare organizations are turning to Honeywell’s innovative, automated data collection and tracking solutions.
With over 75 years of industry expertise, Honeywell offers advanced technologies that seamlessly integrate into existing IT infrastructure, empowering clinicians while ensuring data security. Solutions such as the CT30 XP Healthcare mobile computer and Operational Intelligence software have been tested across diverse global deployments, positioning healthcare establishments at the forefront of cybersecurity and patient care.
Discover how healthcare organizations are addressing the pressing challenge of cyberattacks and fortifying their digital defenses to safeguard patient data and ensure the delivery of uninterrupted care. Explore the full Honeywell blog titled, “How Hospitals Can Tackle the Problem of Cyber Attacks” to gain comprehensive insight into tackling cyber threats and elevating healthcare technology, then schedule a 15-min chat with us and get ready to embark on a transformative journey to enhance cybersecurity and patient services with the support of Honeywell and Barcom.
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