Why health care providers should prioritize CIOs over medical device safety

Take a minute to illustrate the healthcare data that is being transferred and stored each day – data from IoT and connected medical devices, electronic health and medical records, clinical workstations and smart hospital applications for patients, providers, researchers and administrators. All of this requires data protection.

Digitization of care is creating a more complex and rapidly evolving threat landscape, as the number of devices connected to a healthcare network continues to grow. Today, more device network connections are required, more BYOD devices are present in hospital networks, and the devices often run across a care facility.

The proliferation of smart and connected medical devices will only continue in the future. Between 2020 and 2028, the market for smart medical devices is projected to grow at a CAGR of 20.1%.1

With this significant increase in medical device adoption comes a high risk of security breaches and providers must protect and prevent device breaches across a wide spectrum of mobile, medical and infrastructure endpoints.

According to a report by Gartner, “there is a growing interest in managing the cyber security risks that medical devices create for healthcare provider networks.”

According to Gartner, “Medical devices differ from traditional IoT devices, and healthcare providers need an alternative approach to dealing with IoMT protection that enables connected devices to detect, detect, onboard, monitor and control. Access policies must be consistent and consistent.”

Where should you start when managing medical devices in your healthcare facility? The right way to mitigate these risks begins with the creation of a proper medical device inventory by the CIO. To read more, access Gartner’s full report below.

  1. Data Bridge Market Research
  2. Gartner, Health Care Provider CIO Top Action for 2021: Reduce Medical Device Cyber ​​Risks, Gregg Pessin, G00743963 GARTNER is in the United States and internationally Gartner, Inc. And / or its affiliates is a registered trademark and service mark, and is used here with permission. All rights reserved.


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