Wed Dec 27 2023

Securing Indian Healthcare: The Case for Linux-Based Operating Systems


Securing Indian Healthcare: The Case for Linux-Based Operating Systems

Abstract

Amidst a surge in cyberattacks on Indian hospitals, the urgency of bolstering healthcare IT security is evident. Many hospitals still rely on the outdated Windows 7, increasing vulnerability. To comply with the DPDP Bill 2023, hospitals must protect patient data, facing penalties for non-compliance. Linux-based systems offer a user-friendly, cost-effective, and secure alternative. Renowned for robust security features and effective user-level permissions management, they provide an added layer of protection for patient data. It's crucial to maintain software, including Hospital Information Management Systems, and employ firewalls. For on-premise systems, Local Area Network security is essential. Transitioning to Linux can fortify hospital IT systems against emerging cyber threats.

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Dr Umesh Bilagi

Founder CEO of Nice HMS, reshaping healthcare management. MD DM in cardiology, with 2 private hospital launches and impactful government tenure. Fusing medical expertise and tech for superior care is my mission.


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