Verizon Healthcare: Beyond Boundaries with Security, Systems, and Connectivity

January 15, 2024
Brian Urban


Healthcare must go beyond boundaries with security, systems, and connectivity to ensure patient and data protection that meets today’s cyber threats.

In light of the increasing cyber threats healthcare organizations face, it’s crucial to emphasize the importance of robust security measures. In 2023, a significant surge in cyber-attacks on healthcare systems was reported, with as many as 116 million individuals impacted by significant health data breaches. This alarming statistic underscores the critical need to protect patient data and maintain the functionality of essential healthcare infrastructure.

How can companies like Verizon transform healthcare through advanced connectivity and security solutions?

In the latest episode of FinThrive’s Healthcare Rethink podcast, host Brian Urban welcomes Robin Goldsmith, the Global Lead for Connected Health & Innovation at Verizon Business. This episode delves into the transformative role of Verizon in healthcare, exploring how the company is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare through innovative connectivity and security solutions.

Key points of discussion include:

  • The evolution of Verizon’s role in healthcare, focusing on connected hospitals, patient experience, security, and virtual care
  • The challenges and solutions in cybersecurity within healthcare, emphasizing the importance of protecting sensitive data against increasing cyber threats.
  • The future of healthcare with Verizon’s technology, including the potential impact of remote patient monitoring, 5G connectivity, and the Kuiper project on healthcare accessibility and efficiency.

Robin Goldsmith brings over fifteen years of experience in healthcare, working with various companies focused on patient experience and engagement. His transition to Verizon during the peak of COVID-19 has given him unique insights into the role of telecommunications in healthcare. Goldsmith’s background in data analytics and his work on innovative healthcare solutions at Verizon highlights his expertise in this evolving field.

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