The convergence of technology and healthcare has created many benefits for both health providers and patients, and the number of devices and software apps available only seem to be growing.
The flipside is that the health sector industry now has even more vulnerabilities to cyber-attacks. The health sector is in the top five industries for cyber-attacks because the data is sensitive and, therefore, more valuable. The health sector is also at risk because of the high interconnectivity of systems.
Patients First regularly supports telehealth initiatives and provides cybersecurity expertise to the Telehealth Leadership Group.
Our goal is to support and empower health professionals and organisations to protect their patients’ private information.
More information on telehealth in New Zealand can be found on the NZ Telehealth Forum & Resource Centre website.