The healthcare industry has abundant data that it is using to help guide patient care and enhance hospital operations. What it doesn’t have quite yet is a better, more integrated way to use that information to manage IT and cyber risks.
An integrated approach to transforming IT risk management can help today’s increasingly complex healthcare systems lower costs, achieve greater functionality of IT systems, reduce cyber risk exposure, and make more productive use of IT staff members. But before healthcare systems can evolve, they need to have certain elements in place. Following are descriptions of those elements and examples of the value an IT risk management transformation can bring to an organization.