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Security Systems in Greek Health Care Institutions: a Scoping Review Towards an Effective Benchmarking Approach

EasyChair Preprint no. 11449

8 pagesDate: December 4, 2023


Healthcare has undoubtedly brought many advancements through information technology. Specifically, healthcare informatics involves the use of various technologies, data management and communication systems to collect, store, analyze and effectively disseminate information. Therefore, the above serves to improve care as well as patient outcomes, improve efficiency, promote innovation and data analysis, as digitization has become an integral part of our daily lives in today's world. However, with the increased use of interconnected systems and electronic health records, hospitals have become prime targets for cyberattacks. In this article we will delve into the critical topic of cybersecurity in hospitals as well as nursing facilities. The deepening of this issue was carried out with extensive analysis of the security systems of Greek hospitals. We investigated all their web sites and the security systems already in place on those sites. By checking we found a number vulnerabilities and potential risks. The most important weakness is the lack of legal as well as technical information for all interested citizens and patients. More organizational as well as technical work concerning internal architecture of information systems is needed, towards the improvement of security. In conclusion, we present our proposals on strategies to strengthen healthcare facilities against cyber threats.

Keyphrases: Cybersecurity, Digitization, Healthcare, information, Patients, systems

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  author = {Savina Mariettou and Constantinos Koutsojannis and Vassilios Triantafillou},
  title = {Security Systems in Greek Health Care Institutions: a Scoping Review Towards an Effective Benchmarking Approach},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11449},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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