Connected medical devices have many advantages but require a higher level of security. If the medical industry doesn’t improve its cybersecurity posture, it could endanger patient privacy and lives.
Numerous studies have explored the challenge of helping patients adhere to their medication regimens. One promising solution is “smart” medication blister packs with embedded sensors that enable caregivers to remotely monitor if—and when—doses are removed. But they can only be used if they are cyber-hardened against today’s dangerous and ever-evolving cybersecurity risks.
As more healthcare activities take place from home, passive continuous monitoring solutions and new technology such as artificial intelligence will be critical to communications between providers and patients. In addition, new solutions that offer overnight monitoring will play a crucial role in helping to fill the gaps, particularly in assessing patient deterioration or changes in health conditions. The pandemic has forever changed the trajectory of healthcare and specifically virtual care.
Keeping temperature-sensitive medical products within the required levels is vital in today’s world, especially as supply-chain issues are making transportation challenging. Monitoring equipment will ensure items stay safe as they move from the device manufacturer to consumer.
The shift towards more home-based and distance-care may further change in a post-COVID environment.
Growing pressure on the manufacturing industry from rising prices, new regulations and supply chain uncertainty have accelerated medtech’s digital transformation. COVID-19, in particular, has encouraged medical manufacturers to adopt more resilient and agile working practices. New technology can enable process changes and business strategies that help medical manufacturers become more flexible and responsive to changing…
The industry struggles with various unknowns that impact efficiency, quality, and as a result, finances. This article reviews some of these challenges and how to overcome them.
Today’s health monitoring and management systems rely on wires and batteries, and often are not continuously connected to an alert and communication system for patients and doctors. Wireless power will empower medical device manufacturers to develop sophisticated, smart IoT systems that will improve patient care and patient lives.
Healthcare services are expanding their ability to leverage data for use cases such as diagnostics, personalized treatment, imaging analysis, patient trend analysis, outcomes predictions, automation and more.
To change the landscape of cyber threats in healthcare, companies must prioritize designing security into devices.