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Innovation, Medical Devices

Protecting Medical Device Security in the Age of Ransomware

June 25, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

From medication pumps to pacemakers, people depend on lifesaving devices to live their healthiest possible lives and manage chronic ailments. Many of those patients likely hear about cybercriminals orchestrating massive data breaches, and might get concerned about one of those […]


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New approach needed to protect health data

August 18, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

HIPAA regulations—and the mindset they have inspired for information security—can no longer be the standard on which a healthcare information security program is built. The philosophy spawned from the compliance mentality toward information security, in too many instances, has resulted […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

3 key strategies for better managing medical devices

June 7, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Maintaining equipment quality and safety, and implementing preventative maintenance strategies, are key to ensuring that healthcare professionals can meet patients’ needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. Doing that effectively underscores the need to use information technology to better manage […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

How to inoculate the Internet of Medical Things from hacking

April 7, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

There’s no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) provides critical security challenges for healthcare organizations that need to be addressed. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released guidance on handling medical device vulnerabilities, closely following the release of […]


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How new security threats will buffet healthcare in 2017

January 23, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

It’s worth remembering that 2016 was dubbed the “year of data security” after 90 percent of healthcare providers suffered data breaches in the previous two years. In particular, the Anthem breach of late 2014 and early 2015 got everyone’s attention […]


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FDA finds St. Jude Medical cardiac devices can be hacked

January 12, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that it has confirmed cybersecurity vulnerabilities in St. Jude Medical’s implantable cardiac devices and its [email protected] transmitter. The company has acknowledged the vulnerability and this week was making available a software […]


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New service helps identify medical device vulnerabilities

November 18, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

Patient safety organization ECRI Institute has launched a cyberattack gap analysis service for healthcare providers, focusing on threats to medical devices that interact with patients. The organization is using internal experts to assess a hospital’s medical device inventory for cyber-exposures […]


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Medical devices pose weak link in preventing cyber attacks

November 15, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

For many users of Johnson & Johnson’s OneTouch Ping insulin pump, the benefit of ease of use has been outweighed by the fear of hacking. In early October, the company sent letters to patients using the devices, alerting them to […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

How device identification will help healthcare delivery

September 28, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

The healthcare industry is continually evolving with groundbreaking research, medical progressions, and changing business models to improve the quality of care and advance the rate of innovation. Companies are developing new technologies in an effort to support providers and enable […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices offer new risks for network access

August 11, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

Hospitals typically have hundreds of medical devices; many may be quite old and unsecure, and IT departments may not remember that they still are computers linked to the corporate network, just like any other computer. They also represent an easy […]