April 13, 2020 Today on This Week in Health IT, we hear from Mitch Parker, the Executive Director and CISO at Indiana University Health. The host for this show is Drex DeFord, and he catches up with Mitch about the current state of their health IT team and the obstacles they come up against in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Mitch shares what the most common IT threats are at present – including PPE scams — and how they are striking the balance between being responsive to the overwhelming needs of the healthcare system while keeping all the security processes intact. He also talks about the security challenges of telemedicine, how the compliance regulations for third-party applications might be adjusted, and describes how the crisis has accelerated the trend toward a heavier focus on outpatient care and home monitoring — a much more cost-effective model.
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