We’re seeing more and more data breaches of large-scale corporate and government organizations in the news daily. Cyber attacks on healthcare systems increased in 2020, and the healthcare sector is expected to fall under even greater pressure from cyber criminals in 2021.
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Health Care announced an expanded collaboration with Epic, the country’s leading EHR, to offer identity verification and authentication solutions to healthcare providers using the Epic MyChart patient portal.
Healthcare providers are suffering from data breaches at an alarming rate. While these attacks can have serious financial impact on health organizations, the effects on patient lives can be devastating.
Against the backdrop of a global health crisis, news that the U.S. federal government published its Final Rule on Interoperability likely went unnoticed to many delivery system leaders outside of healthcare IT. However, the federal mandate marks a very important milestone in U.S. patient health: mandating secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.
From a technology perspective, the evolution of COVID-19 has turned out to be a sort of proving ground for the concepts discussed in those January focus groups. Rather than being pushed to the back burner, efforts to achieve connected care through data optimization are ever more critical.