Sunday, November 28, 2021
Though shifting part of a healthcare system’s staff to remote work followed necessary safety protocols for the pandemic, it also made cybersecurity more challenging, especially in a heavily regulated field. Perimeters expanded and adapted beyond hospital walls. Quest Software’s KACE is a device management platform designed to streamline the process of securing and maintaining devices…
What makes a smart hospital so smart? You might think it’s the use of artificial intelligence and virtual care services, or strategic investments in IT infrastructure. Ultimately, however, the leaders at these healthcare organizations share one important trait: a commitment to technological innovation when it promises to positively affect patient care. In a roundtable discussion,…
The average hospital room contains 15 to 20 connected medical devices, such as patient monitors, ventilators and IV pumps. These Internet of Medical Things tools have become a much-needed part of patient care, but they also represent security challenges. In August, a team of McAfee researchers found vulnerabilities in a widely used infusion pump that…
From patient questionnaires to Internet of Medical Things devices, healthcare systems collect, store and rely on massive streams of data to deliver care, especially as they undergo digital transformations. In North Carolina, Chapel Hill-based UNC Health responded to the pandemic in 2020 by deploying new telemedicine capabilities, an online symptom-checker chatbot and automated models to…
Interoperability is of growing importance in healthcare as more patient data is collected and as new rules and regulations require increased transparency and ease of access to this data. Healthcare leaders discussed this trend at the recent CHIME21 Fall Forum. Experts shared the ways that technology integration with the electronic health record is improving workflows…
An average hospital room holds 15 to 20 connected medical devices, including patient monitors, ventilators, smart beds, insulin pumps and MRI machines. These devices are a critical component of care delivery, but they can also pose security risks. Just this year, McAfee researchers found vulnerabilities in a widely used infusion pump that could allow hackers to…
What is the future of healthcare? That is the question keynote speaker Nick Webb, founder and CEO of LeaderLogic, posed to CHIME21 Fall Forum attendees today. “I’ve learned that the future of healthcare that we see from inside our red brick buildings and from our legacy baseline is probably not right,” said Webb. “Another word…
Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise in healthcare, with an increase of more than 30 percent in the number of breaches reported from 2019 to 2020, according to a report from Protenus. To protect patient data, healthcare organizations are looking for ways to improve their security postures and incident response plans. Purple teaming is one…

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