Usability Is King in Healthcare
At today's typical healthcare facility, larger volumes of data move at a higher velocity than ever before. In addition, there are new types of data coming from new sources—from smartphones to networked medical devices. All of this is due in part to the adoption of new technologies and the trend toward greater collaboration—and usability reigns supreme as busy doc...tors and other ground-floor practitioners under time and cost reduction pressure strive to deliver top-notch care to their patients. In the midst of these exciting and positive developments, it has also become apparent that usability has the upper hand over security, as practitioners are driven by necessity and urgency. But the very technology and practices that empower them to be more efficient and effective also put valuable patient data—and the entire organization—at risk. In this fast-paced environment, time is of the essence, so practitioners often perform security workarounds in an effort to do a better job.