How can we harness data for healthcare and safegaurd ourselves from cyber threats?

By Staff Writer

  • 26 Nov 2021

The global healthcare data is expected to grow at a CAGR of 36% by 2025. To make healthcare more equitable, affordable and accessible, there is a need to find ways to unite and generate actionable insights from data. How collaborations and strategic partnerships can harness the data to tackle the issues faced by the sector? With the rise of data, the sector is also increasingly becoming vulnerable to cyber-attacks and frauds. India continues to remain the second-largest country to face cyber-attacks and has already seen a 37% increase in cyber-attacks in November and December of 2020. Moreover, hospitals in India allocate maximum of 5% of their budget which makes them unprepared for cyber-attacks. What are the means to handle the rising cyber threats and data breaches? What actions and initiatives will help the Indian healthcare system to counter cyber-attacks?