Digital transformation: How Covid-19 revolutionised healthcare

Covid-19 has been a catalyst for digital transformation across the board, but the sector that experienced this most acutely is healthcare. The sudden influx of patients and the sudden rise in demand for care caused by the virus exposed just how inefficient paper-based and legacy IT systems were. With vaccinations being rolled-out, and an end to lockdown restrictions finally in …

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Healthcare technology: making health equity possible

ccess to healthcare is vital. This may sound obvious, but when we look at statistics the impact this can have is shocking. Life expectancy in the UK varies disproportionally from region to region – according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Across the country there is an 11-year difference between the highest and lowest life expectancy at birth for …

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Healthcare firms saw a rise in ransomware attacks last year

Healthcare firms had a nightmare of a year in 2020, not just as a result of the pandemic, but also due to an increasing volume of cyberattacks, ransomware campaigns and data theft. A new report from cybersecurity vendor Netwrix claims healthcare organizations were targeted most frequently by phishing in the cloud (44 percent), ransomware (39 percent) and insider data theft …

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Many healthcare apps have serious security flaws

Ever since the start of the pandemic, healthcare organizations have suffered a barrage of cyberattacks designed to capitalize on the strain the industry has been placed under. Both cybercriminals and nation-state actors have targeted the sector, with the goal of extorting healthcare firms for financial gain, but also stealing vital patient data relating to Covid-19 vaccine research. In most cases, …

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Cyberattacks on healthcare sector spike following Covid vaccine rollout

December was a devastating month for healthcare organizations in terms of cybersecurity. As vaccines started rolling out across the world, the number of web application attacks against healthcare organizations spiked by 51 percent. This is according to fresh figures from cybersecurity researchers at Imperva, which claims healthcare organizations experienced 187 million attacks in total (roughly 500 per organization). Year-on-year, the …

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