According to a recent reports, almost a quarter of healthcare organisations surveyed reported that they had experienced hackers' attacks, specifically, ransomware attacks which had led to heightened mortality among their patients. Many of these organisations also report their IT resources as insufficient,
Personally, I'd say maintaining proper IT security stance is a major challenge in the healthcare environment, given low level of technical awareness and the sheer numbers of personnel, complexity of usage scenarios, etc. Hence I really wonder if some principally different solution - for example, blockchain - should come to the rescue. For one thing, the nearly incorruptible nature of blockchain as a historical record could be a true game changer when it comes to minimizing and mitigating the fallout of attacks centered around data corruption as well as data corruption in general.
A Quarter of Healthcare Orgs Say Ransomware Attacks Result In Patient Deaths
EditorDavid, Slashdot, 10 September 2022