The most important ingredients for any hospital's security program at first blush may seem quite simple: A mix of encryption here, a dash of employee education there, then sprinkle on security software, patching and incident response.
However, without these tools, no hospital's security will ever be fully baked. That's something the IT leaders at Oklahoma-based Integris, Minneapolis' Fairview Health Services and Susquehanna Health in Pennsylvania know full well.
In this FierceHealthIT special report, IT leaders discuss their organizations' security culture, their greatest security challenges, how they are keeping employees educated and more. Special report
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