Time: 2:00 PM
Presenter(s): Lina Poindexter
Title: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Healthcare Networks
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Bob Cisneros , Pharmacy Practice
Healthcare networks have increased their interconnectivity to keep up with technological trends and effectively treat their patients. Due to rapid implementation and lack of extensive testing on electronic health records and other medical devices, healthcare networks experienced unprecedented attacks on their weak portals, providing hackers access to private patient information. This qualitative research project focused on interviewing healthcare professionals as well as cybersecurity experts to assess their understanding of technological threats confronting the healthcare sector. Through dialogue and general analysis of healthcare cybersecurity systems, various opportunities abound to bolster a balanced approach to patient’s privacy, security, and quality of care.