Cybersecurity

This channel page on cyber security includes news and new technology to prevent cyber attacks and hackers from gaining access to electronic medical recored (EMR) data, or illegallly accessing implantable wireless cardiac devices.

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This is one of the images from the NIH photo gallery of COVID-19 images it has captured as part of its research on the virus. The full gallery can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/nihgov/albums/72157713108522106/with/49807561242/

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 04, 2020 | By Dave Fornell and Melinda Taschetta-Millane
In an effort to keep the imaging field updated on the latest information being released on coronavirus (COVID-19), the...
New Report Reveals Vulnerabilities of Internet of Things-enabled Healthcare Devices
News | Cybersecurity | August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019 — Use of the Internet of Things (IoT) is booming, with IHS Markit forecasting there will be 73 billion...
New Report Examines Hospital Cybersecurity Challenges in Georgia
News | Cybersecurity | August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019 — Healthcare data breaches are currently being reported at a rate of more than one a day, according to...
3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance
Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), about 70 percent of organizations are not...
According to the National Association of County and City Health Officials, only 33 percent of the organizations plan against cybersecurity threats and initiate patient identity protection protocols.

According to the National Association of County and City Health Officials, only 33 percent of the organizations plan against cybersecurity threats and initiate patient identity protection protocols. 

Feature | Cybersecurity | May 06, 2019 | Maxim Chernyak
As the National Association of County and City Health Officials state, healthcare breaches remained to be costly and...
Concerto CRT-D and Virtuoso ICD implantable cardiac devices are among several Medtronic electrophysiology devices included in a safety alert because of their lack of cybersecurity measures to avoid hacking, according to the FDA.

Concerto CRT-D and Virtuoso ICD implantable cardiac devices are among several Medtronic electrophysiology devices included in a safety alert because of their lack of cybersecurity measures to avoid hacking, according to the FDA.

Feature | EP Lab | March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare...
Augmented and virtual reality for patient and clinical education, as well as advanced imaging was a big trend at HIMSS 2019.

Augmented and virtual reality for patient and clinician education, as well as advanced imaging, was a big trend at HIMSS 2019. (Photos by Dave Fornell)

Blog | HIMSS | March 04, 2019
Healthcare today is largely woven together with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which has led to the rapid...
Office of the National Coordinator Releases Proposed Rule on Healthcare Data Interoperability
News | Information Technology | February 14, 2019
This story has been updated with additional information since its initial posting. February 14, 2019 — The Centers for...
Atos Launches First Comprehensive Cybersecurity Portfolio for Healthcare Organizations
Technology | February 12, 2019
February 11, 2019 — Information technology (IT) services provider Atos announced the launch of its first comprehensive...
Artificial Intelligence Advances Threaten Privacy of Health Data
News | Artificial Intelligence | January 04, 2019
January 4, 2019 — Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have created new threats to the privacy of people's health...
Videos | Cybersecurity | December 12, 2018
Anton S. Becker, M.D., radiology resident at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, discusses the long-term...
FDA and DHS Expand Partnership on Medical Device Cybersecurity
News | Cybersecurity | October 30, 2018
October 30. 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will...
Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 programmers used to download software from the Medtronic software distribution network (SDN) . This update is a voluntary recall correction by the manufacturer to address the safety risk caused by the cybersecurity vulnerability.

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 implantable EP device programmers.

Feature | Cybersecurity | October 17, 2018
October 17, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed information about potential cybersecurity...
Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Offers Recommendations to Prepare for Cybersecurity Threats to Cardiac Implantable Devices in new consensus document. #HRS2018
Feature | Cybersecurity | May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released communication recommendations to assist healthcare professionals...
FDA Announces New Medical Device Safety Action Plan
News | Cardiovascular Business | April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new Medical Device Safety Action Plan outlining...