Security challenges in the US healthcare sector – high costs and low technology investment plague the industry and create higher risks

Report Author(s): Fran Howarth


This document outlines the key challenges faced in the US healthcare sector and describes some of the initiatives underway to overcome them. It is intended to be read by those who are interested in how the healthcare sector can respond to these initiatives in order to improve efficiencies and patient care, whilst at the same time implementing the necessary controls that are required to overcome privacy and security concerns from the expanded use of healthcare IT and electronic records. It discusses how these changes will affect the industry, with the ultimate goal being the overall improvement of the US healthcare sector.


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