SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim Green, Senior Healthcare Policy Advisor for Netswitch Technologies, is featured in a new video, "Healthcare Data Security Report," which discusses the need for stronger and more reliable data security in the medical field.
Green, who is also the Chief Security & Privacy Officer for Zephyr Health, Inc. and has 25 years' experience in information technology, data and product security, in the video identifies many of the dangers and problems of security breaches and theft in the healthcare industry and solutions to those attacks.
The 5-minute video was produced by Mag One Productions for Netswitch Technologies, which is headquartered in South San Francisco, with offices in Chicago, Thailand, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
In the last 10 years, hospitals and health systems have increasingly moved toward electronic medical records and digital technology as a way to gather, store and share patient information.
Most of these systems, however, were built with security as an afterthought and are substantially ill-equipped to support the stress brought on by cyber attackers, hackers and threats designed to exploit specific vulnerabilities unique to these healthcare systems.
The healthcare industry is more than 200 percent more likely to encounter data theft and experiences over 300% more security incidents and attacks than the average industry.
Saving lives and improving patient outcomes are key drivers in healthcare and since these goals are now closely tied to a dependence on privacy and security, healthcare professionals at all levels are newly aware of the need for reliable and accurate data.
Today's healthcare IT and operational administrators must address these issues to assure that information systems and patient information is protected in the best and most reliable manner possible.
Netswitch is one of the world's leading Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) and the fourth fastest growing MSSP in the world; ranked by MSPmentor's 2015 annual top global 501 MSSP rankings. For more information, visit www.netswitch.net