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Cybersecurity and Medical Equipment Inventory Management: A Case for Symbiosis

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 network. The proliferation of these connected devices calls for a comprehensive cybersecurity plan to protect the ever-growing inventory of connected devices.

Best Practices 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 beds and 10-15 ...

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 the need to manage a whole range of suppliers and stakeholders. The complexity and importance of these ...

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. Given the downward pressure on costs, increased intervention from state and federal regulators, and the explosion of ...

What Is Cybersecurity All About for Hospitals

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 screen saver on your PC to access case files for the day ahead. Met with a blank screen, you call the IT ...

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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....

Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity 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. These connections include...

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