Healthcare providers, healthcare delivery organizations (HDO) and healthcare professionals (HCP) increasingly use mobile applications (“apps”). Mobile apps empower them to effectively optimize communication among patients, healthcare providers and their care givers. They also deliver better outcomes: Allow the monitoring of patient’s conditions around the clock, the personalization of their healthcare and improve the accuracy of diagnostics and treatments. Furthermore, organizations using apps are incentivized with lower costs in workflow management.
Providers leverage mobile apps to achieve those goals, but ultimately, they are also fully responsible to manage access to vital healthcare data without compromising data security.
38% already suffered a mobile security compromise
According to Verizon’s Mobile Security Index (MSI) 2020 report, mobile security compromises are at an all-time high now in the healthcare industry. 38% of those surveyed suffered a mobile security compromise. That is a staggering year-over-year increase of 52% (MSI 2019: “only” 25% were compromised)!
The same study also says that healthcare organizations are worried:
- 88% said that they are concerned that the highly confidential nature of patient data makes them a target for cybercriminals.
- 85% said they feared that a security compromise could seriously compromise patient care.
Indeed, that fear of personal or medical data being compromised is not unfounded. The Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report 2020 states that in case of an attack
- 77% of personal data and
- 67% of medical data
Your call for action:
Understand mobile risks, enhance security, and master healthcare mobility
At Build38 we believe that in a changing digital landscape, app security is not a luxury. It is a necessity. Your developers should focus on what they are best at: delivering business value and world-class Healthcare apps, while Build38 provides mobile app security. Build38’s Trusted Application Kit (T.A.K) is a highly secure, holistic and easy to integrate mobile app security framework.
It all starts with better understanding your mobile risks. Get to know where you stand today. Strengthen your policies and compliance posture. Explore your options and get the right solution.