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Given the increasing adoption of Virtual care delivery and the increasing connectedness of patients and clinician teams using various forms of digital tools and medical devices, there are new potential points of vulnerability across the continuum of the healthcare value chain. In the emerging post-Covid-19 health system, it is vital that healthcare teams and healthcare IT professionals be aware of the potential threats as it pertains to outside partners or providers with access to mission critical and non-mission critical information systems. As we continue to see rapid adoption of telehealth and mobile-digital solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, it begs the question as to whether leaders, clinician teams, and patients have carefully considered the vulnerabilities and the necessary due diligence to ensure privacy and confidentiality are resilient to these cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

The session will engage in dialogue and conversation with the audience to examine the new reality of virtual care delivery and the key strategies to ensure privacy and security within the context of the essentials of cybersecurity, the anatomy of a security breach, and the importance of appropriate cyber hygiene. If you are looking for a practical and understandable discussion of one of the most pressing issues today, join this session!

At the end of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Explain the prevalence with which healthcare organizations are the target of cyber attacks
  • Describe the points of vulnerability that extend beyond the walls of a given organization and the influencing factors now emerging with Virtual care delivery
  • Ascertain whether their current approach to cyber hygiene is sufficient for the emerging acceleration of Virtual care approaches
  • Distinguish between their focus on privacy versus security when expanding/considering telehealth offerings

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