|Healthcare Organizations Face Unique Patch Management Challenges
All industries struggle to adequately apply critical software security updates, or “patch” their computing environments. However, healthcare has unique challenges that go beyond typical patch management barriers. Why is this?
Healthcare, like most organizations,
face all the standard operational obstacles that generally impede software
But, for healthcare organizations, overcoming these obstacles means getting to the base camp. Now the real climb starts:
Given the lack of resources in the face of these
significant operational obstacles, it’s not surprising that numerous hospitals
struggle to maintain a fully patched environment. Unfortunately, the situation
often persists for years as the environment continues to grow further out of
Could a service provider fill the gap? Possibly; however, there are important questions to be considered...How to manage and mitigate the 3rd party risk? Can the internal processes and culture be accommodated? And of course, would it be cost-effective?
At Patchworx, we directly work with you and your staff to assist healthcare organizations with a proven process to get the patching or software current, often after years of non-compliance. We have the experience, client references, and a committed focus to perform this difficult but essential function. You can count on us to be there every month and perform our service consistently without failure.
Contact us today for a 15-minute conversation to see if Patchworx is a fit for you.