The health of a nation's population is a leading
indicator of that nation's level of economic output. When
it comes to the provision of medical services, the
effectiveness of various health care facilities is directly
proportional to the state of patients' health. The medical
records of patients require special attention because they
are a vital part of the treatment audit trail prior to the
implementation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
system, patients' records were organized and archived
through a record management system in a designated
storage facility. The paper-based records were susceptible
to inaccuracies resulting from illegible handwriting and
occasionally proved inadequate in the context of
prescriptions. In spite of its benefits, the EHR system
introduced a new level of vulnerability by making it
possible for dishonest individuals to gain access to the
digital records including patients' personal information.
This research paper's major goal is to conduct a study on
the value of cybersecurity in EHRs, the difficulties
associated with healthcare data vulnerability, and the
significance of cybersecurity in those contexts. A survey
method was used as the methodology for this research.
The questionnaire was sent out to 196 respondents who
are knowledgeable with EHR and work in the healthcare
sector in a variety of places around the United States.
According to the conclusions of this survey, all of the
respondents (98%) were in agreement that significant
components that need to be adopted to secure the EHR
system include correct disposal of media, ownership of
privileged accounts, periodic system audits, and
identification and authentication mechanisms.
Keywords : Cybersecurity; Electronic Health Records (EHR); Health Care.