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WEDI pushes for cultural change to fix the healthcare industry cybersecurity vulnerabilities

March 21, 2017

Fierce Healthcare LogoCiting the growing number of cybersecurity attacks directed toward the healthcare industry, a national health IT organization called for a culture change to cybersecurity defense and urged providers to look beyond basic standards.

Despite widespread adoption of health information technology among providers, many are still vulnerable to preventable attacks due to insufficient cybersecurity processes and poor encryption measures, according to a report released by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). The report is based on a series of roundtable discussions with industry leaders who said attacks will intensify as “health data becomes more liquid” in the cloud and across a wide array of providers and business partners.

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