The healthcare IT ecosystem has become increasingly complex over the last decade. Connected medical devices, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), quality measurement systems and other innovations have transformed the way patient care is delivered, how outcomes are measured and monitored, and how patients connect with healthcare providers.
But with greater connection and complexity come greater risk and responsibility. Hospitals and other healthcare organizations have to comply with strict rules under HIPAA in the U.S. and GDPR in Europe and other regulations that protect private medical records and other patient information, such as financial data. They also must be able to address growing cybersecurity concerns that could put hospital networks, data or even patient safety at risk.