Patient-administered healthcare is one of the fastest-growing segments in the medtech industry. When the patient becomes the operator, usability requirements are vastly different than those of trained clinicians, which elevates considerations in the design process.
With the ever-increasing adoption of connected devices, the agency is emphasizing the need for effective cybersecurity.
The total $8.4 billion fiscal year 2023 budget request is 34% higher than the agency’s 2022 appropriated funding level.
The findings suggest that manufacturers need to make user interface and user experience design improvements to certain wearable medical devices.
This year, the healthcare industry will step up its fight against cyberattacks because the costs and risks to patient care are becoming too great.
Unauthorized access could allow an attacker to take full control of the host operating system.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has increased the potential for cyberattacks against U.S. healthcare systems.
Five steps to better protect providers, medtech companies, their networks, data and patients from a cyberattack.
Healthcare cannot remain reactive to dealing with cybersecurity risks. We must take a new, proactive approach to protecting our users, and our systems must prioritize reducing the extent of reliance on users against unknown threats.
The omicron variant of the coronavirus has made clear that the impact of the pandemic is far from over, particularly for health systems and hospitals. The ongoing need to limit close contact between providers and patients means technology will continue to play a key role, but with that increased reliance on technology comes the heightened exposure to cyber risks, as well.