Hospital CIOs lukewarm about security abilities

Roughly half of the respondents to HealthsystemCIO.com's most recent CIO advisory panel survey said that when it comes to their security ability, they rank "about average." Nearly 60 percent of respondents said their organization has a chief information security officer in place.

"[A CISO] is an absolute necessity," one respondent told HealthsystemCIO.com. "If an audit occurs, you'll wish you had one."

Forty-seven percent of respondents called the current security and compliance environment "appropriate," although 35 percent said it was "excessive." Post

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