Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) in Healthcare
Healthcare is transforming and with complexity and trends that have changed the UK healthcare market significantly in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.
Advances in diagnosing, treating and managing patient’s health, as well as aligning with other supporting services from local council, social care and third-party providers, all lend themselves to patient wellness and health, in a home setting and an element of self-provisioning care.
This digitisation of healthcare brings with it an inevitable increase in cyber attacks for the NHS – as well as patient confidentiality and safety. While there are regulatory controls around data privacy; personal health information (PHI/e-PHI), data breaches are becoming all too common.
There has been an exponential increase in the growing dependence on interconnected devices, digitisation of information for shared care provision and the prevalence of cyber security threats. This means that the NHS is now under increased pressure to fend off these threats, automate compliance and improve patient care – all while controlling costs.
The recent agreement between NHS Digital and Microsoft will lead to improved productivity, enhanced collaboration and importantly strengthen cyber security across healthcare services.
As part of the agreement, M365 will be deployed to as many as 1.2 million staff across NHS organisations including Trusts, CCGs and health Informatics Services, creating a truly joined-up NHS. Staff will be able to communicate more effectively and will have access to the information, applications and services they need, reducing the administrative burden on staff and improving patient safety.