Healthcare cybersecurity concerns have increased dramatically as EMRs and medical devices become more digitally connected.
August 17, 2017 — Cybersecurity has become a growing concern in healthcare as patient data, medical systems and implantable devices become more digitally connected. The lax cyber security measures in healthcare IT have also spurred a large number of hacking attacks and ransomware attacks on U.S. hospitals over the past few years. After a financial market report last August unveiled cybersecurity vulnerabilities on electrophysiology devices and monitoring systems that use wireless communications, there have been questions about how security of medical devices should be regulated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to begin this type of regulation and has already held public meetings.
DAIC has created a cybersecurity channel that will include related news as it becomes available.
Below is a roundup of DAIC content to help explain cybersecurity issues in healthcare and potential solutions:
Here is the link to the HHS portal where healthcare organizations report healthcare data breaches. It lists breaches by size, organization and year: