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The New Normal: How COVID-19 Is Complicating MedTech & HIT Management

Bearing the weight of a global pandemic, the healthcare system is struggling with medical surge and runs on vital equipment. Sadly, hospitals have also been beset by a marked increase in cybercrime — threatening their very efficiency, safety, and security.

Coronavirus, Telemedicine, and Security

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus crisis, hackers smell blood in the water. Focused on addressing the crisis, already stretched super thin, and forced to improvise at each new turn, healthcare organizations in particular present an attractive target for hackers.

3 Security Considerations for Hospitals Moving to Cloud Infrastructure

The embrace of cloud solutions in healthcare has been accelerating at a frenetic pace. Since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act which compelled the adoption of Electronic Medical ...

Ripple20: Why this Latest Bundle of Related CVEs Is Making Waves

Yesterday CISA released an advisory for nineteen previously unknown vulnerabilities affecting Treck's embedded TCP/IP stack (also known as a network stack). This disclosure was the result of some very meticulous and dedicated research on the part of ...

How Network Analytics Can Enhance Biomedical Engineering Workflows

In large organizations it's only natural for most of the workforce to ignore network analytics — mentally relegating it to the  domain of IT and IT alone. In hospitals, more often than not, that type of mentality proves a mistake. The insights extracted via network analytics offer serious opportunities for ...

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How Network Analytics Can Enhance Biomedical Engineering Workflows

In large organizations it's only natural for most of the workforce to ignore network analytics — mentally relegating it to the  domain of IT and IT alone. In hospitals, more often than not, that...

Put Your Knowledge to the Test: Connected Medical Device Risk Exposure

In times like these, we could all use a distraction. With that in mind, we've created this short quiz on the state of connected healthcare and its digital risks.

How Improved Tracking Processes Can Boost Medical Device Availability

As part of the worldwide battle against COVID-19, hospitals will need to maximize the availability and visibility of key medical assets. By automatically locating medical devices and tracking...

How Automating Healthcare Processes Changes the Way Hospitals Operate

From improving patient experience to enhancing medical procedures, technology functions as the engine driving the healthcare system forward.

The CCPA and Healthcare: What You Need to Know

Providing consumers greater control and transparency over their personal data, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020.

5 Hospital Technology and Transformation Predictions for 2020

Each year we take some time to look at the trends we see happening in hospital technology and transformation. It is instructive to study the patterns and disruptive pressures contributing to...

Grading Our 2019 Healthcare Predictions

Along with all its holiday cheer, this time of year always seems to bring a bounty of predictions as to what the industry will experience over the course of our next lap around the sun. Often,...

5 Medical Information Security Lessons for 2020

In the world of information security, each new year brings new opportunities for growth and learning. From new cyber threats and mitigations to new tools and techniques, there's no shortage of new...

5 Top Healthcare Technology Trends Going Into 2020

It goes without saying that advances in healthcare technology are fundamentally changing the way that medicine is practiced. Recently, it would seem that these advances have begun to evolve more...

A First Blush Guide to Cybersecurity in Hospitals

The healthcare industry has come a long way in terms of technological advancement. Healthcare IT systems, structures, and standards have transformed modern healthcare and provided hospitals with...

A Compendium of Connected Healthcare Technology Facts & Figures

Healthcare is the most cyber-targeted industry, with nearly one out of every six US data breaches happening in hospitals and the problem is only getting worse. 15,085,302 individual medical...

After the Dust Has Settled: GDPR in Healthcare

It's been more than a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has taken effect. The European Commission's wide-reaching law was designed to protect the privacy of EU citizens and...

How Cybersecurity Factors into the Medical Device Procurement Process

In 2018, the global medical device and clinical asset market was worth approximately $8.98 billion. By 2025, it’s estimated that it will be worth $61.35 billion. Hospitals, on average, spend 11-13%

How MDS² Data Can Inform Smarter Medical Device Workflows

In 2004, Nema (the National Electrical Manufacturers Association), together with HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society) and a number of other security experts and government...

How Hospitals Prioritize Digital Risk Management

In the last several years, data breaches and cyber attacks on healthcare organizations have been in the news with alarming frequency.

HealthOps: The Next Frontier of Healthcare Management

This article is the final installment of a three-part series. We've already examined how those traits and trends converged around the principle of agility. Now, we'll discuss how the push for...

How Medical Device Cybersecurity Complements Physical Access Control

It’s only reasonable that access to sensitive medical devices should be restricted to those who require it. Physical access guidelines are designed to ensure that only professionals with the...

How to Track and Act On Clinical Asset Utilization Insights

HDOs occupy a unique position: on the one hand, their focus is on patient care, and their success is measured by health outcomes. On the other hand, they are businesses, with investors,...

How Cybersecurity Enables Medical Device Regulatory Compliance

For healthcare organizations, regulatory compliance is serious business. Non-compliance not only carries serious ethical implications and threatens the loss of public trust, but even from a purely...

Where Medical Equipment Inventory Management & Cybersec Meet

Hospitals have an average of 15 to 20 devices per bed, which means even a comparatively small 100-bed hospital is home to thousands of medical devices, most of which are connected to the hospital...

Top Tips for End of Product Life Health Technology Management

Today’s hospitals are centers of advanced technology, with upwards of several thousand medical devices and clinical assets under their roof. The US is home to 6,210 hospitals, each with 50 to 500...

Clinical Cybersecurity Explained

Picture this: you're a doctor at Holy Mountain’s Heart & Vascular Center. You're running late. Rushing past a waiting room full of patients in need of care, you hurry to your office and unlock the...

Cybersecurity: Key to the Hospital Strategic Planning Process

Hospitals operate in a challenging environment: relationships with insurers, state as well as federal rules and regulations, staff shortages, emerging treatments, new clinical technologies, and...

Healthcare Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

Like most business units at this time of year, biomedical and clinical teams will be reflecting on the last 12 months and trying, as best they can, to figure out what the new year will bring....

Why Are More Robust Medical Cybersecurity Measures Even Needed?

It seems that every day we hear about the need for more and better medical cybersecurity measures, but why? We don’t hear about the need for retailers to improve shoplifting prevention mechanisms....

Dealing with Cybersecurity Issues in Healthcare: Tips & Tricks

I won't sugar coat it. Hospitals are seen by hackers as "soft" and valuable targets. The modern medical facility is connected to the internet in a multitude of ways.

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