Cybersecurity and Patient Safety from Change Healthcare


This comprehensive white paper explores the sobering state of health care cybersecurity and sheds light on the vulnerabilities present in radiology departments. 

In today's health care landscape, cybersecurity is a top priority. However, one area that often gets overlooked is radiology. With its legacy technology and critical role in supporting 24/7 operations, radiology is particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks, especially ransomware. It's time to give radiology the attention it deserves in cybersecurity planning and response.

Our comprehensive white paper, "Aligning cybersecurity and patient safety in radiology," explores the sobering state of health care cybersecurity and sheds light on the vulnerabilities present in radiology departments. We delve into the 5 crucial steps organizations need to take to shore up radiology security and minimize disruption.

Key takeaways
  • Establish security best practices: Implement a zero-trust framework, least-privileged access principles and a secure access service edge (SASE) network architecture to prevent unauthorized access and limit exposure.
  • Update disaster recovery and business continuity plans: Ensure that backup systems and recovery sites have the same security safeguards as primary systems to maintain critical operations during a cybersecurity incident.
  • Conduct tabletop exercises and develop response scenarios: Rehearse incident response plans, including the response to ransomware attacks, and involve radiology in assessing the immediate and long-term implications of a cyberattack.
  • Leverage external expertise and advisory services: Close the cybersecurity workforce gap by partnering with trusted external providers who offer managed detection and response services and incident response support.
  • Adopt cloud-based technologies from trusted partners: Move imaging technology to the cloud to improve accessibility, reduce costs, and ensure data security with HITRUST certification, SOC-2 Type 2 compliance and robust access management controls.

Don't miss out on this valuable resource that will help you protect your radiology infrastructure and ensure patient safety. Download our white paper now to gain insights into the critical steps needed to align cybersecurity and patient safety in radiology.

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