Securing Medical Devices and Patient Data from Cyberattacks
The dramatic rise in connected medical devices has provided rich, intelligent data to improve patient diagnosis and treatment. It has also opened the door wider for cybercriminals to steal patient data and disrupt patient care enabled by connected medical devices. Learn why the healthcare industry is a target for cyberattacks.
Explore the interactive virtual healthcare tour
Today’s patients expect their experiences to be enabled by technology. This includes remote consultations, connectivity, and location-aware mobile services. Today’s staff require a secure, digital environment that makes it possible to be more efficient and provide better care, with access to the systems they need from any location, at any time. To survive in this […]
When you think technology in healthcare, you think_____?
As new tools to power patient care are developed, healthcare organizations are tempted to jump in and take advantage of the new technology as quickly as possible - especially in today's hyper-competitive environment.
Real-time diagnosis: Changing the game for breast cancer
Your mom, your sister, your friend…maybe even you—breast cancer touches all of our lives. In the U.S. alone, approximately 1 in 8 women will develop the disease during their lifetime. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and the second-leading cause of death. When it comes to breast cancer, early diagnosis is […]
The Cisco Approach to Telehealth
Over the past few years, telehealth has become increasingly common across the continuum of care. Neurology, behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, post-procedure follow-up, acute care, home care, evaluation and management, and patient outreach – many are adopting remote and virtual care strategies. But not all telehealth solutions are created equal, nor are all organizations defining a […]
Collaborate for better care
Collaboration is changing the face of healthcare, enabling agile strategies like telemedicine, remote monitoring, care-team communication, and specialist engagement. When clinicians and patients can collaborate—seamlessly and securely—they can break through traditional barriers to care and innovation. Cisco collaboration solutions foster a streamlined, adaptable healthcare environment, empowering care teams, researchers, and patients to work together safely—on […]
Understanding Medical Device Security
The FDA recall of a medical device last week has caused a bit of a media storm as the general public scrambles to find out more. The fact that a medical device meant to help sustain life is insecure and could be hacked to kill a patient is alarming to all of us. More worrying […]
FDA announces first-ever recall of a medical device due to cyber risk
This week, the FDA took the unprecedented step of recalling a medical device – a pacemaker – because it was found to be vulnerable to cyber threats. The recall arose from an investigation by the FDA in February that highlighted a number of areas of non-compliance. While there are no known reports of patient harm related […]
2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report: Top takeaways for healthcare defenders
Imagine your worst nightmare: Your healthcare facility is hit with a ransomware attack (like WannaCry or Nyetya), forcing patient care to come to a grinding halt. Now imagine that you’re unable to recover from this attack, because it also took down every system in your organization, including the ones you thought were your safety nets. […]