The role of cybersecurity in facilitating sustainable healthcare solutions: Overcoming challenges to protect sensitive data

Authors

  • Oluwabunmi Layode Independent Researcher, Maryland, USA
  • Henry Nwapali Ndidi Naiho Independent Researcher, New York, USA
  • Gbenga Sheriff Adeleke Independent Researcher, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Ezekiel Onyekachukwu Udeh Independent Researcher, RI, USA
  • Talabi Temitope Labake Independent Researcher, Sheffield, UK

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/imsrj.v4i6.1228

Abstract

This study systematically reviews the intersection of cybersecurity and healthcare, aiming to identify the evolving threats, technological advancements, and the efficacy of current cybersecurity measures. Employing a systematic literature review and content analysis methodology, the research scrutinizes peer-reviewed articles, conference proceedings, and white papers from 2014 to 2023, focusing on the integration of advanced cybersecurity technologies, the impact of standards and regulations, and stakeholder implications in healthcare cybersecurity. Key findings reveal a dynamic cybersecurity landscape characterized by sophisticated threats and the critical role of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and machine learning in enhancing security measures. The study underscores the importance of standards and regulations in establishing a unified cybersecurity framework and highlights the multifaceted implications for stakeholders, including healthcare providers, patients, policymakers, and technology developers. The research concludes that while significant advancements have been made in healthcare cybersecurity, challenges remain in integrating emerging technologies, educating healthcare staff, and fostering collaboration among stakeholders. Strategic recommendations for healthcare leaders and policymakers include prioritizing cybersecurity as a core component of healthcare delivery, investing in cybersecurity education, and advocating for robust standards and regulations. This study contributes to the understanding of cybersecurity in healthcare, providing a foundation for future research and strategic planning to safeguard sensitive health information and ensure the resilience of healthcare services against cyber threats.

Keywords:  Healthcare Cybersecurity, Emerging Technologies, Standards and Regulations, Stakeholder Implications.

Published

2024-06-13

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