When we think of healthcare data security, we usually think of intrusions coming from outside our network. And that is a real and serious issue. But what if the intrusion comes from within your own organization? Is that a real concern?
It’s true that our society in general and healthcare industry in particular have experienced significant leaps in technology that now offer us tremendous benefits. In particular our hospitals and health care facilities offer some of the most advanced patient care in the world. And while this is all good and well, there are areas that unfortunately lag behind, especially in healthcare administration methods.
In February of this year a cyber attack on multiple hospitals in multiple places around the globe took place. This was achieved using a software commonly known as ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that is installed by hostile agents that prevents or limits users from accessing their own system.
We live in a world where we are connected through technology like never before. Most of us can remember a time before the Internet and instant messaging. And those of us that can remember such a time (not so long ago) can appreciate how far we’ve come. From both a personal and a work standpoint the ability to communicate virtually instantaneously with each other regardless of distance is, for the most part, taken for granted these days, but is no less incredible.
At RingRx we realize that most companies with an interest in updating the way they manage their on call schedule are actually “window shopping” for a proper fit. There are of course some options available to you and your business. And the overriding desire is a need to progress beyond the old school way of managing these calls (the switch board operator being a common example).