The healthcare industry is changing at a rapid pace as organisations are tasked with delivering a patient centred healthcare system, that is fully interoperable and that meets the needs of an ageing population.
The opportunities for IT systems to revolutionise healthcare are vast. In the future increased connectivity between systems, devices, and medical services will create unprecedented quantities of patient data and monitoring capabilities. However, this increased level of connected devices in turn raises potential quality, safety, and security issues for the healthcare industry.There have been some very public examples of malware attacks effecting healthcare organisations around the world such as the WannaCry ransomware. It is essential the healthcare industry embraces the benefits of IT but also protects against the increased security and safety risks.