Healthcare Data Exposure Challenges


Donald Wickelgren


Dec 12, 2021

Security & Tech

When we began providing healthcare services to our US clients, we needed to include education on the impacts of poor security. In the Philippines, there is no awareness of bad actors attempting to steal health data. We needed to bridge a cultural divide, so we provided training to all our Philippine-based staff.

I think some US citizens don't even have a full awareness of the impacts of stolen health data. We do know that the black market values health data much higher than financial data. That alone ought to concern everyone.

I've observed that out of all of our clients, the mental health industry is the most sensitive to security and HIPAA compliance. I think this highlights the personal impacts on individuals upon the release of such information.

Donald Wickelgren

Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.

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