Malware an Issue of “Life and Death” in Health Care Delivery Market – Melodi Gates

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    Health care providers are under pressure to share data electronically. At the same time, liability exposures from patient data breaches are on the rise, leaving the industry in a tricky position. As providers grapple with privacy rules for electronic medical records, they also have to protect networked and wireless devices, such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, not to mention the many monitors surrounding patient beds. If malware gets in through any of them, it could impair network performance, corrupt data and hamper remote access, said Denver Associate Melodi Gates in an October 1, 2013 Risk & Insurance article. "And, of course, in the health care delivery market, that means life and death," she added.

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