Roy Jakobs is tapped to succeed Frans van Houten as Royal Philips’ president and CEO, effective October 15. Jakobs has been critical in helping Philips address ongoing medical device recall challenges, the company says.
Hospitals in Wisconsin, Georgia, and Louisiana—Southwest Health Center, Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital, and Baton Rouge General, respectively—have been targeted by vicious cyberattacks in recent months. In addition to highlighting the healthcare sector’s susceptibility to cybercrimals, it’s a trend that speaks to a larger issue at play, cybersecurity experts say.
Richard “Lee” Chamberlain, CHTM, CBET, CLRT, CET, a national support specialist at Chicago-based nonprofit CommonSpirit Health, who created and now runs Tier Three Support Services, says his typical workday didn’t change much during the COVID-19 pandemic. What has changed since 2020, however, are his professional accolades.