Digitisation of healthcare sector, a double-edged sword

The development of technologies such as 4G, 5G, internet of things and artificial intelligence has rapidly changed the healthcare sector’s landscape globally, including in Việt Nam, with more organisations adopting digitisation, according to experts.

Digitisation across the healthcare industry has helped service providers improve the quality of care and accelerate medical breakthroughs for better patient outcomes and mitigate the rising cost of healthcare. 

But the digitisation of the healthcare industry had led to a massive increase in the number of targeted attacks against the sector, according to Yeo Siang Tiong – General manager of Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia. He said the healthcare sector is a critical one, and therefore hospitals, public and private, should start drafting regulations to address the rising threats. 

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