Health IT Week has become a rallying point for the healthcare industry to face the challenges of advancing services with expanding technology while maintaining the security and level of service patients require.
With greater connectivity comes potential for new risks. For example, computerized drug-infusion pumps used to ensure patients get the right dose of medication at the right time may also pose unforeseen risks.
In facing the reality of BYOD, every company needs to put clear “Bring Your Own Device” policies in place to require that necessary security steps are taken. Our Security Tip for January is a good place to start.
Vulnerabilities found in networked medical equipment may pose real risks of disruption of treatment and potential harm to patients.
By exploiting the wireless capabilities, Jack claimed that he could hack into implantable cardioverter defibrillators and pacemakers.