At Techumen we recognize that health care providers have highly complex clinical and business processes. In turn, these core functions rely on a large, distributed, computing and communications environment. We also recognize that the demands on computing for health care will be heightened as burgeoning new care areas like population health with its attendant large data sets, precision and genomic medicine, patient-driven care protocols, networked medical instrumentation, and telehealth become firmly entrenched in care-giving.
We have conducted over 200 security risk assessments for providers of various sizes, from a multi‐state hospital chain to solo practitioners. One common theme that emerges from all of these assessments is that the return on investment (ROI) on information security products is lower than it could be. Simply stated, most health care providers are wasting limited resources to manage their information security.