“Risk” is the last word you want to hear in the healthcare industry. It’s taboo, it’s unacceptable, and if you can’t mitigate it, you are creating a hazard.

While physicians, nurses and administrators are focused on patient safety, satisfaction and health, healthcare IT departments have another definition of risk.

To them, it’s about data security, redundant backups, network or phone connections and old machine replacement—and doing it all on a limited budget and an even more limited time frame.