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Healthcare IT Execs Lack Confidence in Medical Device Security

October 8, 2018 - More than 60 percent of healthcare IT executives lack confidence that their current medical device security strategy protects patient safety and prevents disruptions in care. The survey found that only 39 percent of respondents were confident or very confident in their medical device security program. Around 18 percent said they had medical devices that were infected by ransomware or...


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Philips IntelliVue Information Center Hit By Cybersecurity Vulnerability

by Fred Donovan

Philips IntelliVue Information Center iX central patient monitoring system has a cybersecurity vulnerability that could result in the operating system becoming unresponsive due to a network attack, the ICS-CERT warned in an August 21...

Medical Device Security Critical with FDA Interoperability Guide

by Elizabeth Snell

Safely and effectively exchanging and using data is the key focus of the recent FDA guide on medical device security and interoperability. FDA explained that Design Considerations and Pre-market Submission Recommendations for...

Maintaining Medical Device Cybersecurity in an Evolving Industry

by Elizabeth Snell

Outdated operating systems in connected devices could create patient safety issues in addition to medical device cybersecurity concerns. A faulty implanted device could impacts patients or ransomware could prevent patients from receiving...

FDA Implementing Risk-Based Medical Device Regulation

by Elizabeth Snell

The FDA will soon launch a new Digital Health Innovation Plan, which will include a focus on implementing a risk-based approach to medical device regulation, according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. Gottlieb explained in a...

Medical Device Integration, IoT Pose Cybersecurity Risks

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Medical device integration and support for the Internet of Things are raising cybersecurity concerns for healthcare CIOs and CISOs and leading to a call for Congressional action. In comments submitted to a recent House subcommittee...

Reviewing Medical Device Security Guidelines

by Elizabeth Snell

Medical device security considerations are essential for covered entities, especially as more organizations are beginning to implement and utilize connected devices. Not only could a compromised medical device potentially allow an...

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