Experts are continuously predicting that telehealth is going to come up with a major challenge for healthcare. This is going to be related to telehealth’s cybersecurity risk in the coming days. However, it is not enough to know about telehealth as if it is going to present an issue. The actual risk may impose while addressing the dangers during the collaborative works.
Along with the second installment of the American Telemedicine Association’s EDGE policy conference, the leaders have presented their thoughts. They are emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity as a safety issue for patients.
As Christopher Logan, Director of healthcare industry strategy at VMWare, says that they measure the risk. The threat for the services of telemedicine type is performing for many years. The explosion is now connecting the devices along with the conjunction with the rising value of the medical records.
This is much important for the sake of the patient’s safety to avoid the fallout and the continuous disruption due to high-profile ransomware cases. Even it has caused a patient’s death in Germany. Taking the steps for precautionary security as a service is important. To deal with the worst cases, it is important to develop a robust security profile.
The matter is not about computer literacy. Rather it is more about the basic security measures for basic security. Telehealth is magnifying the reliance on the data security of the patients. Jessica Wilkerson, a cyber-policy advisor, says that FDA does not regulate telemedicine. However, FDA realizes that everyone should do their part.
Telemedicine is working as the epitome for cybersecurity issues, according to her. There are various levels of security experts that are taking place. Thus Logan suggests a faster run than the bad guys to protect the technology from failing. The key is people who can reduce the risks with telemedicine.