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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.

The US Coronavirus Relief Package: How Hospitals Can (and Cannot) Claim and Spend Funds

As COVID-19 continues to plague the world, governments are beginning to pass legislation aimed at both strengthening critical infrastructure and propping up the wider economy.

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.

Everything You Need to Know About the MDhex Vulnerabilities

Today, GE Healthcare — in coordination with CyberMDX and CISA (formerly ICS-CERT) — publicly disclosed the discovery of six software design flaws affecting seven products in their popular CARESCAPE line. ...

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. 

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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...

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...

Put a SOC In It!

"Who will watch the watchmen?" It's a deceptively poignant and tricky question dating back to ancient Rome when it was famously posed by Juvenal. Then, as now, it would seem many of the most...

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 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 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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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.

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 the Prospect of a Medical Device Security Breach Concerns Hospital CEOs

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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