In the future of health, nearly everything will be connected through digital technologies to meet the common goal of improving patient well-being and care. And cyber will be integral to each of these exciting advancements. Explore six key factors driving cyber in the future of health care, the cybersecurity considerations that accompany them, and the steps leaders can take to manage evolving cybersecurity threats.
Imagine a world where you wake up every morning and your personalized device tells you exactly which supplements to take based on your nutrition, environment, activity, and stress levels over the past week. Health care is evolving into a new era where nearly everything is connected through digital technologies to meet the common goal of improving the way health care is delivered to patients. In this future, there is no more guessing; consumers will know how to take their health into their own hands.
Underlying all of these exciting developments is cyber. And the risks surrounding cybersecurity in health care will only increase as the future of health takes shape. This report takes a critical look at six key factors driving cyber in the future of health, the cybersecurity issues associated with them, and the steps leaders can take to manage evolving cybersecurity threats in health care.
In the future of health, data will be more widely shared, collected, and analyzed. Health care organizations will be positioned to create new value from this previously unavailable information, using it to drive operational efficiencies and enhance consumer engagement. As this transformation advances, organizations will need to pay closer attention to data privacy and take steps to modernize data protection standards. They will also face added pressure to establish better awareness, detection, and response capabilities for cybersecurity threats in health care.
With the future of health care taking shape sooner than predicted—in large part due to COVID-19—leaders should prepare for the rapidly changing risk landscape that comes with progress and innovation. They can start by understanding the six drivers that are likely to play a key role in defining the future of cyber and cybersecurity in health care.
Health care is on the brink of many seismic shifts. Innovations and external factors will continue to elevate and introduce new risks. Now more than ever, it is imperative for cybersecurity and privacy to become fully integrated, by design, in the piloting and deployment of new health care services and solutions. And industry players are beholden to responsibly embrace the drivers of change and the challenges to come, not only to deliver on the promise of the future of health, but also to enable a safe and secure tomorrow.