DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
Ubicación actual:
> This Story

Conexión o Registro to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment



Health IT Homepage

Enhancing the front lines of emergency care through analytics How McLeod Health Clarendon Hospital reinvented its approach to ED operations

UCSF to install new software for oncology treatment planning Will apply to the treatment of head and neck, and lung cancers

Some GE imaging systems vulnerable to hacking: Homeland Security Research points to potential risks from use of default or hardcoded credentials in the systems

IBM and Elekta collab to bridge global cancer care gaps Combining Elekta’s MOSAIQ and IBM’s Watson for Oncology

New Jersey health system connects its medical devices to its Epic EHR Cooper University Health Care installs Bernoulli One platform

Securing the cloud in health care is a shared responsibility Lessons learned from luring attackers to a decoy health care website

Nihon Kohden debuts AR and monitoring solutions at HIMSS Enhance ability to correctly place leads and enable continuous monitoring in hospital

Mobile communications devices can increase workplace safety in hospitals How wearable device badges can improve response time when violence erupts

Nuance integrates AI virtual assistant with EPIC EHR Enables data entry, ordering for patients and schedule management by command

Samsung and Philips partner to broaden the connected health ecosystems The companies' platforms will be connected

Is a cyber equivalent of 'D-Day' inevitable in the medical industry?

por John W. Mitchell , Senior Correspondent
Hospitals still have too much exposure to cyberattacks, according to an industry expert speaking on a webinar hosted by the American Hospital Association (AHA) on Tuesday.

Bob Chaput, CEO at Clearwater Compliance in Nashville, Tennessee, addressed a range of threats in the hospital cyber protection sector that can be boiled down to a basic challenge.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

The (#1 Resource) for Medical Imaging and Peripherals. Call 1-949-273-8000

As a Master Distributor for major brands Barco, Philips, and Sony, we offer custom imaging solutions. With our renowned OEM Solutions and Service/Repair Center, Ampronix is a one-stop shop for HD Medical LCD Displays--Printers--Recorders--4K Cameras

“Organizations must take a more strategic, business-oriented and architectural approach to cyber risk management, and move away from the tactical, technical, spot-welding approach,” Chaput told HCB News.

Chief among his concerns is that a failure to do so is now a — potentially life and death — patient safety issue. Chaput cited the opportunity for a cyber-terrorist to hack into a medical file to change blood types, which would be deadly in a transfusion situation. Or using entry into a hospital HVAC system to shut down cooling to compromise imaging suites or blood storage chillers.

In his presentation, titled “Your Hospital Team’s Guide to Cyber Risk Management," Chaput cited this real possibility of patient assault to a statement by Dr. Christian Dameff, an emergency room physician and expert on cyber vulnerabilities.

“We’re going to have our digital D-Day, our Cyber D-Day, if you will, in medical, and there are going to be patients that die. It’s going to be a big deal,” said Dameff in Health & Fitness.

According to Chaput, there is still a major disconnect among hospital leadership about the cyber threat. He cited two recent surveys to back up his concern. In a recent AHA/SIIM survey, the majority of IT managers said:

- They do not regularly report on Cybersecurity to the C-Suite or the Board.
- There is a lack of resources, such as limited budget and staffing.
- Management is focused more on compliance rather than on security or real-time threat monitoring.
- Cybersecurity is viewed as an IT problem and not a whole hospital threat.
- Their hospital is not ready for a major, targeted cyber-attack.

In a second survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute, Chaput noted that 67 percent of medical device manufacturers believe one of their devices will be hacked in the next 12 months. Yet, he said, the survey also found that two-thirds of health care organizations are unaware of adverse effects to patients due to an unsecured medical device. Further, only 17 percent of medical device makers are taking significant steps to prevent such attacks.

"The health and public health sectors are heading into a risky, perfect digital storm when one considers not only traditional IT systems but additionally, biomedical devices that are part of the Internet of Things and all the building and facilities infrastructure systems and devices that support a hospital's digital ecosystem,” Chaput warned.

For a large hospital or hospital system, he said, there could be as many as 10,000 applications (ranging from billing to meal ordering) using protected patient information to conduct the business of the hospital. All of these are subject to cyber-attack.

Chaput spent much of the webinar outlining a process to implement a solid cybersecurity plan. He advocated using operational principles developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

But his best advice?

“Health care information is more voluminous, more valuable, more visible and simultaneously more vulnerable than ever before,” said Chaput. He reminded the audience that cybersecurity is not a destination, but a constant journey. "It’s time for the board and C-suite to lead.”

Health IT Homepage

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Aumente su conciencia de marca
Subastas + ventas Privadas
Consigue el mejor precio
Comprar Equipo/Piezas
Encuentra El Precio Más Bajo
Noticias diarias
Lee las últimas noticias
Examina todos los usuarios DOTmed
Ética en DOTmed
Ver nuestro programa de ética
El oro parte programa del vendedor
Recibir las solicitudes de PH
Programa de distribuidor con servicio gold
Recibe solicitudes
Proveedores de atención de salud
Ver todos los HCP (abreviatura de asistencia médica) Herramientas
Encontrar/rellenar un trabajo
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Obtener presupuestos para piezas
Certificado recientemente
Ver usuarios certificados recientemente
Recientemente clasificado
Ver usuarios certificados recientemente
Central de alquiler
Alquila equipos por menos
Vende equipos/piezas
Obtén más dinero
Mantenga el foro de los técnicos
Buscar ayuda y asesoramiento
Petición sencilla de propuestas
Obtén presupuestos para equipos
Feria comercial virtual
Encuentra servicio para el equipo
El acceso y el uso de este sitio está conforme a los términos y a las condiciones de nuestro AVISO LEGAL & AVISO DE LA AISLAMIENTO
Característica de y propietario DOTmeda .com, inc. Copyright ©2001-2018, Inc.