Cybersecurity Blog: The Cyber Scene is evolving, are you?

Healthcare payments will be soon become outcome-based; that’s been the message for 20 years. After all, paying for quality outcomes is an obvious step in our healthcare system's evolution. Until recently, it has been impossible to manage outcomes across the entire spectrum of healthcare settings. But the one thing shown by the 90s payment models is when technology and processes for managing care lacks financing, tremendous value destruction occurs.

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It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Despite complaints about rising costs and byzantine bureaucracies, the healthcare industry is about helping people. With a significant portion being non-profit, the industry is hardly the epitome of wealth. There’s no doubt that the financial services industry is a much juicier target. And unlike defense contractors or the governments they serve, it’s hard to blame healthcare for the world’s conflicts. But like it or not, it has a target on its back. Like cigarettes in prison, healthcare records are perceived to have an almost mythical value with estimates going to fifty dollars or higher among those trafficking in illicit goods. And like prison cigarettes, that perceived value drives the market more than any actual return on investment. After all, successful identity theft is hardly a trivial exercise. It’s much easier to be a middle man.

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