Best practices: Access controls for medical devices

Healthcare information technology has quickly become one of a clinician’s most powerful instruments, allowing for the collection and documentation of patient information, such as vital signs, in more care settings within the hospital environment. Robust, network-capable devices not only read a patient’s vitals, but also capture that information, store it, aggregate it, and transmit it to other networks, devices, and applications within the healthcare IT infrastructure, like an EHR system.

The result is a complex partnership between people, information, and technology which ultimately supports the delivery of high-quality patient care. However, interconnectivity can raise security and compliance considerations. In order to help ensure safety, organizations must be able to trust the exchange of information that is facilitated through these medical devices.

Read this whitepaper to learn about:

  • Concerns around cybersecurity threats regarding network-capable medical devices and solutions
  • Opportunities and options for secure connected devices that won’t affect clinical usability
  • Aligning clinical workflows and data security requirements in order to secure PHI
  • Ensuring data integrity in the EHR

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