Healthcare DIVE December 1, 2021
Greg Slabodkin

FDA says manufacturers and hospitals are both responsible for protecting devices from cyber threats. However, healthcare organizations carry a much heavier load.

Medical device manufacturers and hospitals are both responsible for protecting devices from cybersecurity threats and working together to manage the risks to patient safety.

However, while there is recognition of shared cyber responsibility on both sides, device security continues to be a casualty of a hospital-medtech divide that often results in finger pointing between these two stakeholders and at times a lack of coordination. The effect is that patients’ lives can be in danger from outdated and unprotected medical devices.

If cybersecurity risk is not effectively minimized or managed throughout the life of a device, it could potentially result in...

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Topics: Cybersecurity, FDA, Govt Agencies, Health IT, Health System / Hospital, Medical Devices, Provider, Technology
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