In this series we examine the future of the medical device industry—from manufacturing to the consumer-patient experience.
Regardless of the reason for disposing of a medical device or other electronic equipment, the product must be destroyed in a manner in which it can never be reused or identified as coming from your organization. In addition, the resulting materials from the destruction process be disposed of in an environmentally appropriate and regulatory compliant manner.
Adopting new technology to ensure the health and safety of patients shouldn’t adversely affect security and privacy.
Medical device security needs to address the cyber-physical threats, not just patient health information risk.
As one of the nation’s largest industries, and one that is experiencing serious issues with cost, staffing and customer experience, healthcare is a prime candidate for IoT solutions.
The collective variables within the healthcare system make it difficult to guarantee device security all the time.
Companies developing technologies that integrate AI need to consider regulatory concerns, community demographics, fitting into existing workflows, technical proficiency of both the hospital personnel and consumers.
As the proliferation of connected and complex medical devices grows, healthcare providers are more susceptible to cyberattacks.
Technology will continue to evolve to allow patients greater control over their healthcare.
All employees who handle patient information must be appropriately trained to HIPAA.