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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 type of mentality proves a mistake. The insights extracted via network analytics offer serious opportunities for operational improvements and added value across departments.

Cause for Optimism: Resourcefulness in the Face of COVID-19

There seems to be a lot of doom and gloom in the air these days and it's not hard to understand why. While I admit to sometimes playing the role of Negative Nelly myself, the truth is that all that negativity unfairly and inaccurately distorts our perception of reality.

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.

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 changes in the hospital industry. 

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 information to assimilate, new skills to master, and new lessons to take.

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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...

The Top 4 Problems Hospitals Face When Addressing Cybersecurity

It's already a well-known fact: cybersecurity constitutes a major challenge for connected healthcare operations, regardless of their unique organizational structures and processes. When each...

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...

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) Punctuates a Century of Progress

"When wireless is perfectly applied, the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole.”

Why It’s Wrong to Sync Medical Device Patching & Scheduled Maintenance

Machines are indispensable, yet imperfect. They work fine one day and break down the next. What’s more, even if the machine remains in essentially the same working order, you’ll still need to...

Everything HDOs Need to Know About URGENT/11

On July 29th, 2019, eleven vulnerabilities affecting the “VxWorks” Real Time Operating System (RTOS) were publicly disclosed. Since these vulnerabilities were all reported by the same source and...

In Perspective: the Baltimore Hack Attack

The world is a dangerous place. Perhaps it’s always been that way. Nature is governed by evolutionary competition, politics take shape where interests and power meet, and economics are ruled by...

Why Cybersecurity is Important for Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical engineers are the unseen force behind some of modern medicine's greatest achievements. Biomedical engineers are at the forefront of exciting research and they are staples of day-to-day...

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,...

New Anesthesia Machine Vulnerability Disclosure Tells a Bigger Story

For the first time, on July 9, 2019, ICS-CERT disclosed a vulnerability specifically impacting anesthesia machines. If exploited, the vulnerability would allow an attacker to silence alarms, alter...

CVE-2019-10962 & IoT Security Threats From "Innocent" Objects

At one point early on in the beloved C. S. Lewis children’s novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mr. Tumnus sets the scene, intimating the stakes involved and explaining his own timidity,...

3 Best Practices to Guide Your Healthcare Automation

The climate for healthcare organizations is a challenging one, with healthcare costs expected to rise by 6.5% over the next year. Between tighter compliance regulations, increased competition, and

Healthcare Network Security: Can’t My NAC Knock Back A HIT Attack?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years, you’ve heard of the Internet of Things, or IoT as it’s commonly abbreviated. The subset of IoT belonging specifically to healthcare...

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...

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...

Endpoint Detection & Response: Key to Hospital Network Security

Spurred by competition, razor-thin operating margins, and government regulation, healthcare organizations are under immense pressure to quickly and regularly implement new technologies.

Why Strong Healthcare IoT Security Requires Specialized Solutions

The rush to adopt IoT devices in consumer and business markets is well documented, but the scale of uptake comes at a cost: the increased risk of cyber attack. More connected devices and the...

Cybersecurity 101: Medical Technology Edition

The world is changing; and while there may never have been a time when that statement was not true, it seems particularly true today. Change these days seems to be a lot more aggressive 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....

Obstacles on the Path to Comprehensive IoMT Security

Use of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in hospitals is growing. IP addressable medical technologies help deliver personalized care more quickly, give healthcare professionals access to...

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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