Pangea Connected’s system developer, Dr Arslan Usman, said IoT medical devices need to be better regulated to boost cyber security efforts.
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Medical devices are a ubiquitous part of modern day healthcare – blood pressure monitors, infusion pumps, spirometers, the list goes on – and increasingly digital rather than analogue. Traditionally the data such devices collect has been held in something resembling isolation, but the growth of electronic patient records and data analytics holds the promise of being able to harness this information in a new way. Maja Dragovic reports.
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Digital Health’s latest news round-up from the cyber security industry includes updates on the 2016 National Lottery hack and June’s Ticketmaster breach.
Digital Health’s latest cyber security round-up looks at industry news from the healthcare world and beyond, including research suggesting that Britain is days away from ‘anarchy’ and details of a cyber-attack on National Lottery owners, Camelot.
A leading cyber security analyst at Kaspersky Lab has warned there is a viable danger of hacked medical devices resulting in patient deaths.
Arxan Technologies’ Rusty Carter believes the security of medical devices has been compromised for the sake of clinical functionality.
Modernising healthcare organisations with technology, connecting medical devices, sharing patient data… they all impact on how we care for patients, how it shapes information technology needs to inform strategy for both IT Heads and Clinical Engineering departments. What benefits are provided by an MDI solution? How can connected devices help reduce manual transcription errors and observation recording time and deliver better information into the hands of the clinician?
Healthcare IT devices and software are expected to work hard for a long time. From a security point of view, that is not a good thing.
New guidance has been released on when an app becomes a “medical device” but attempts to control which apps creep into the NHS have had a rocky history, Ben Heather discovers.