Healthcare cyberattacks are becoming more common and more costly—both financially and to patient care continuity. Internet-connected IoMT devices and equipment remain a security concern for healthcare delivery organizations. Deeper collaboration between HDOs, medical device manufacturers and security providers is needed to reduce risk and vulnerability.
The use of artificial intelligence in medical device design is already transforming health care. In this article we look at areas of greatest promise as well as the challenges that must be addressed to realize the promise of AI in device design and engineering.
The dramatic increase of medical devices in patient care has yielded many benefits. However, this technology also carries various risks, including risks to patient privacy, that must be addressed.
The recently announced “Refuse to Accept Policy” signed into law under section 524B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) gives the FDA more traction to encourage the medical device manufacturing industry to utilize software bills of materials that help to incorporate supply chain security. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards defines a secure product lifecycle process that can be adopted by medical device manufacturers to identify and manage the security risks of all external components used within the product.
Smart hospitals are revolutionizing health care with the help of AI, IoT and robotics. Following are the latest technology and data analytics tools and trends that are helping these hospitals of the future provide safer, more personalized care.
Internet-enabled medical technologies have significantly improved the standard of care. They have also introduced a range of challenges for healthcare practitioners, administrators, and patients. The good news is these issues can be mitigated—or, in some cases, eliminated—in the engineering and design phase. Following are five key considerations for manufacturers to help foster connected healthcare’s continued acceleration.
Cybersecurity in health care is anything but simple. But significant changes can be expected in the coming years.
A new guide from the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council recommends cybersecurity strategies that manufacturers and health providers can implement for legacy medical technology as a shared responsibility in the clinical environment, and provides insights for designing future devices that are more secure.
Connectivity in medical devices creates new diagnostic and treatment opportunities, yet at the same time increases the risks of cyberattacks—including their consequences for patient safety and data privacy. Now the new IEC 81001-5-1 standard provides clear technical requirements for manufacturers and developers to ensure the cybersecurity of their products across their life cycle.