While medical centers around the world continue to look for ways to mitigate cybersecurity breaches, cyberattack concerns pervade the entire healthcare industry, not just hospital networks.

As ransomware and other disruptive security incidents continue to surge, cyberattacks rank as the top health technology hazard in hospital environments this year, say security experts Chad Waters and Juuso Leinonen of patient safety organization ECRI.

Cyberattacks were identified as the number one health tech hazard in ECRI’s 15th annual special report, titled Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2022, “due to there being a lot more demonstrable impact to patient safety,” as seen in some of the ransomware and other cybersecurity incidents occurring over the last year or so, Waters says in an interview with Information Security Media Group.

“We’ve seen hospitals going on divert – that delay of care has impacted patient outcomes. There have been reports of cloud services being unavailable, and that has delayed treatment on the clinical side,” he says

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