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Cyber Security Policies and Authentication:
There are many reasons why health institutions have poor cyber security: most resources are dedicated to providing care to patients and not enough is left for cyber security; not all hospitals have a dedicated cyber security team; Cyber security policies and authentication procedures are difficult to implement because many users rotate within the hospital, and more.
However E-Clinic Software in Qatar Trend Micro researchers focused on two particular risks to which these organizations are susceptible and do not feel they receive enough attention: devices exposed to the Internet and threats to their supply chain.
EMR Software in Qatar discovered exposed medical systems, health care software interfaces (scheduling / patient appointments, maintaining patient records), reconfigured hospital networks, industrial controllers, protocols, and databases that should not be publicly visible.
One of the most common medical systems they discovered exposed online was the pharmacy administration software.
Insurance Claims For Medications:
“This specialized software is used by pharmacies for various integrated management functions such as medication inventory, medication orders, OTC administration, tracking, patient data, patient prescription history, point-of-sale transactions (POS Software in Qatar), insurance claims for medications, prescriptions and refills, label printing, etc. Hospital pharmacies use similar administration software that is integrated with the hospital’s EHR / EMR systems and automatic dispensing machines that are they are found in clinical departments and patient care facilities, “the researchers said.
“Exposed medical systems can jeopardize critical data, such as patients’ hospital management software in Qatar medical records and financial / insurance information.” Perpetrators can also disrupt hospital, clinic and pharmacy operations by corrupting data, issuing wrong device commands, infect systems with ransom ware.