Yet another new study indicates healthcare professionals don’t think their organization’s information technology infrastructure is save from cyberattacks. Data from the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) most recent Stat poll show more than half—55%—say their IT system would be safe from such intrusions. The poll, reflecting the views of 1,236 healthcare professionals, also reveals that 30% of participants said their organization has already been the target of a cyberattack. How would you answer those questions if they reflected experiences in your urgent care center? Maybe the more pressing question is: How would your IT department or security consultant answer that question? If you don’t know, ask. And ensure your systems are up to defending your patients’ most private information, as well as your own ability to function.
More Data Show Healthcare Isn’t Prepared for Cyberattacks