Nearly four-fifths of executives at healthcare providers and payers say their information technology has been compromised by cyber-attacks. Since many organizations achieved their interconnectivity by evolution, resulting in inadequate controls, investment in cybersecurity needs to become part of a cohesive, coordinated digital strategy. Effective, low-cost mechanisms are already in place to shield against many elements of the cyber threat. However, far too often executive leaders wait until they are compromised to test their response plans or do not fully embrace cyber as a business risk.
Recent ACT-IAC activities have focused on cybersecurity for Health IT and the application of mobile technologies for healthcare solutions. Future plans include a Health Innovation Day in early 2018 and continued investigation into the application of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics for healthcare applications.