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Vol. 11 No. i (2023): Spring 2023

Improving Cybersecurity for Telehealth Patients

January 18, 2024


The use of technology in the healthcare sector, or telehealth, has skyrocketed, leading to an increased risk of criminals illegally accessing patient medical and personal information. This unauthorized access is predominantly driven by the profit hackers make from accessing patient information. The following paper will focus on some of the main points of weakness that need improvement to prevent cyber attacks, the importance of patient technology education and HIPAA-regulated digital platforms, and the benefits that will arise for both patients and clinic staff by addressing this security issue. I have selected this topic because of my history with telehealth services and interest in protecting patient information. Research on this aspect of the medical field is important because of the increasing use of technology to improve connectivity and efficiency within healthcare organizations.