Health Care IT Security – Hardware and Software Experts Needed – A Good Career Choice?
Now then, you are probably wondering why someone like me who is an entrepreneur which is anti-government regulation would even bother to suggest that the healthcare IT industry sector might be a good career choice. But the reality is that all the over regulation which came with the HIPPA rules mean that hospitals, and medical facilities have no choice but to secure all their data.
Meanwhile things are getting much more complicated. Consider if you will that in the future all of your medical records will be stored in the cloud, that is to say in data centers using cloud computing techniques and strategies. Likewise, EMTs and other mobile devices that Doctors use will be able to access your medical records online.
This is sure to save lives and speed up medical care, which is great however one has to ask if any of that data safe from hackers? Can the hardware storage devices remain secure, and will the software protect the system’s data? And realize the healthcare industry is responsible for all of that data, it is to keep your personal medical records safe. If they don’t there will be fines and fees to pay to government agencies which are currently regulating them.
Now then, are you beginning to see why it might be wise to get a degree in healthcare IT security? The other day, I was talking to an individual who was about to get her degree in healthcare IT, and she would be specializing in preventing cyber attacks and securing medical records for hospitals and medical facilities. There is a shortage of such people right now, and if someone has a degree in IT security that is more than about five years old, it’s pretty much of no value because everything has changed.
In fact, things are still changing so fast that the chances are even that people graduating with degrees right now in this industry, by the time they go to work, be it in three or six months, or God forbid 18 months from now, everything will have changed once more. Nevertheless, all these changes and chaos is causing a huge crisis in the healthcare industry and the computer networks they run, so, that spells opportunity and makes this a good career choice. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this.…