The inside joke among healthcare IT executives is that there are two kinds of CIOs; those that have been hacked and those that don’t know they have been hacked.
The recent Wannacry cyberattacks that temporarily crippled the National Health System (NHS) in the UK had limited impact in the U.S. Notably; the malware was able to infect a medical device by healthcare company Bayer, prompting other major medical devices manufactures such as Becton and Siemens to release IT security notifications. A chain is only as long as its weakest link, and in the chain of healthcare information security, many consider medical devices to be the weakest link.
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