Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Author: Bob Bastani, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, Senior Cyber Security Advisor
Healthcare and Public Health Sector, Critical Infrastructure Protection, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Published Date: 11/1/2019 9:40:00 AM
Category: Cyber Security;
Cutting-edge innovations in medical technology help medical professionals improve patient health outcomes during disasters and every day. While these new, evolving technologies bring great promise for patient care, they also introduce an element of risk into your hospitals and healthcare systems.
An additional challenge for the IoMT is patching and updating the embedded operating systems and applications of the devices as some provide critical patient care and require specially handling. If your hospital or healthcare facility use IoMT devices, check out the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices document on Managing Threats and Protecting Patients or the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) project on Securing Telehealth Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem for references to help you better protect patient health while leveraging these new technologies. Check back periodically for progress because this project will result in a Cybersecurity Practice Guide with practical steps to address IoMT challenges.
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