Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2018


Charles Weber

Course Title

Strategic Management of Technology

Course Number

ETM 526


Computer networks -- Security measures, Computer security, Medical informatics, Health facilities -- Management


In the most recent years, the healthcare industry has become the most targeted attacking by cybercriminals. Patients’ valuable information contained in health records such as credit card data, social security number, addresses, emails, employment information, and medical history records are high demand in the black market. Healthcare employees have low consciousness in protecting data against cybersecurity. In addition, the industry is known for their limited spending on cybersecurity which made them prone to cyber-attacks. Health IT organizations need to step up their game to protect themselves from being vulnerable either by using technology tools available or train their staff on the risks posed by new technologies. This study will take a look to see how health IT can use security as a competitive advantage. A literature review will be performed follow by in-person interviews to understand the industry better, and a SWOT analysis will be conducted to provide the information necessary in helping one gaining competitive advantage in securing their data and assets.


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