To reduce the risk of various threats, from cybercriminals to insiders, having a strong security posture is no longer optional.
Since implementing Network Assurance in April 2014, CoxHealth — a 950-bed integrated health network in southwest Missouri — has experienced zero network outages, a 95 percent reduction in some radiology image load times and improved clinical staff satisfaction, along with other enhancements. Prior to implementation, CoxHealth clinicians dealt with frequent troubleshooting and network outages affecting electronic health records (EHRs). Often, they resorted to paper medical records and down-time procedures that interfered with their No. 1 priority: patient care. “Your end users are not going to be patient waiting on a network and hope it's functioning,” said Lynne Yaggy, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer, Cox Medical Center Branson. “We are saving lives. We are taking care of patients, and that's the priority.
“I’ve done other go-lives where the hardest problem was getting people to learn how to login. That was gone… we had none of those issues here. So that was really huge.”
— Chuck Dellick, Director of IT, Magruder Hospital
MidMichigan began its transition from paper charts to its electronic health record (EHR) system and recognized the need for a solution that would improve efficiencies with the user authentication and application access processes.
Cerner’s cybersecurity team has been keeping close tabs on the recent rash of ransomware outbreaks in the health care industry, including analyzing the latest malware to develop recommendations for providers to consider in their environments. This ransomware is more complex than past variants. It’s installing a batch file, along with an .exe – specifically sdelete.exe – that is a legitimate Microsoft application. It also is writing a series of zeros and ones to the file share that makes it impossible for forensics tools to obtain the encryption key.
Your organization’s network relies on a multitude of components to deliver a great experience. Cerner works with you to deliver proven architectures and validated network components, including switches, routers, wireless, cabling, NAC, DDI and stream analytics.
Virtualization and cloud has continuously shifted compute demands to more innovative platforms and designs. We deliver virtual desktops running on servers (VDI), including hyper-converged infrastructure, that enables new applications and solutions for health care without the burden associated with legacy compute nodes. To ensure that your operations stay online, Cerner offers robust and integrated data protection solutions. Hyper-converged architectures utilizing all-flash storage provides lightning fast performance where it’s needed the most.
To improve your security posture, it’s critical to start with the basics and address the areas of highest risk. Leverage our consulting expertise on policies, procedures, risk assessments and training. We offer advanced malware protection, from the endpoints to the firewalls, along with countermeasures for the top attack vectors including email and web filtering gateways. Our integrated solutions include identification, advanced authentication, auditing and log correlation.