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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 financial perspective, regulations still loom large. HIPAA especially. With a maximum penalty of $1.5 million per year for each individual violation, the costs of compliance are rising. In fact, 2018 saw the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) levy 22% more fines against HDOs than ever before, with several organizations taking ...

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 beds and 10-15 ...

Cybersecurity as a Medical Device Quality Assurance Imperative

Though cybersecurity is most closely associated with the IT department, the truth is that it affects and touches all aspects of an organization. Indeed, even the most devoted IT professionals would find themselves at a deficit if basic cyber hygiene is not practiced by the wider staff. This is especially true ...

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 ...

Emerging MedTech Trends to Keep an Eye On In 2019

Subject to stringent regulatory regimes with considerable legacy complications hindering new infrastructure, technology, or processes — most hospitals are also saddled with significant bureaucracy, and a general fear of change. These facts contribute to a reality in which healthcare ...

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Emerging MedTech Trends to Keep an Eye On In 2019

Subject to stringent regulatory regimes with considerable legacy complications hindering new infrastructure, technology, or processes — most hospitals are also saddled with significant...

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. These connections include...

Anatomy of an ICS-CERT Advisory: How Zero-Days are Disclosed

CyberMDX made news when its research and analysis team identified and responsibly disclosed two serious and hitherto unknown medical device vulnerabilities.

Medical Device Industry Challenges: Beyond the Bleeding Edge

Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, the new Netflix documentary, The Bleeding Edge, profiles five people who suffered horrendously when the medical devices on which...

Why Cybersecurity Should Concern Every Hospital CEO

Medical devices can be your best asset and your worst nightmare. X-ray machines, defibrillators, and other medical electronics are life-saving technologies, but they can also be easily hacked if...

How to Digitally Secure Fast-Changing Health Technologies

Cybercrime is nuanced, and while most medical facilities think they are secure, undiscovered security gaps are being exploited every day. And, it’s not always easy to detect a breach.

Tough Security Questions Hospital CISOs Must Be Able to Answer

Your CISO has a big job: develop network security processes and procedures, while addressing privacy, confidentiality and compliance standards, while investigating and managing health information...

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