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Case study Boston Medical Center "Technology has begun to dramatically improve patient care, and shape healthcare processes and practices as well," says Dr. Daniel Newman, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Boston Medical Center. "Remote access to labs, medications, and other patient information helps doctors and patients outside of the hospital take fast, potentially life-saving action." "While technology has expanded the boundaries of patient care well beyond BMC's physical facilities, it's also created an inescapable need to safeguard the confidential patient, employee, and research data central to life in an academic medical center with some 5,600 full-time equivalent staff," says Lee Cullivan, BMC's Chief Information Security Officer. "A breach of the protected health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), proprietary medical studies, social work records, and other highly sensitive data on our network could cause irreparable damage to our reputation, or worse yet, endanger our patients' lives." "Because defending our network and data against malware, ransomware, phishing, and other threats may literally be a life-and-death matter, we needed a way to deliver maximum security with minimal impact to our operations and patient care," says Cullivan. " Because defending our network and data against malware, ransomware, phishing, and other threats may literally be a life-and-death matter, we needed a way to deliver maximum security with minimal impact to our operations and patient care." Lee Cullivan Chief Information Security Officer Boston Medical Center © 2020 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

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