Cyber security remains a high business priority for healthcare provider organizations, but security professionals say that a shortage of resources mean they they’re relying on a limited set of tools to fight threats.

Respondents from 87 percent of hospitals and 81 percent of other providers say security has grown in stature to become a key business priority. The survey, conducted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, sought responses from 150 security professionals in healthcare. But the lack of overall progress in improving cyber security over the previous year is what most surprises Lee Kim, director of privacy and security at HIMSS, which conducted the survey with support from security firm FairWarning.

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