The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US is in charge of ensuring the security of implantable medical devices. There are about thousands of different kinds of devices available, ranging from pacemakers to artificial joints, to brain implants. Many are secure and safe as regulated by the FDA, however, the medical system is not perfect and is a very large business. There are risks associated with all medical device implants, even the most routine ones.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today voted 53-2 in favor of reporting the American Data Privacy and Protection Act as amended.
A HIMSS TV video with Hannah Galvin, MD
For health equity, patient privacy, and interoperability, it is necessary to strike a balance between patient-driven consent-management tools and detailed data segmentation, according to Hannah...
An article by Todd Feathers, Simon Fondrie-Teitler, Angie Waller, and Surya Mattu
Experts say some hospitals’ use of an ad tracking tool may violate a federal law protecting health information
With a June 2022 update from The Conversation
The internet has made DNA testing a big global business. In the United States and Europe, millions of people have sent samples of their saliva to commercial labs in the hopes of learning something...
Blood pressure measurement devices that have been validated for clinical accuracy as determined through an independent review process.
High blood pressure (BP) that is uncontrolled is the major cause of mortality and disability. For the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, reliable blood pressure measurement is critical. If...
A bill that aims to improve medical device and network security.
A new Senate bill introduced in early April 2022 (including legislation in the House) would require medical device developers to be more accountable for the cybersecurity of their...
An issue brief from the Pew Trust Foundation
According to a survey from The Pew Charitable Trusts, 81%t of adults surveyed favor improved patient and provider access to health information. More than two-thirds of consumers want their...
This category is about providing assurance that consumer data is secure when it is moved between the consumer’s device(s) and other locations.
This category is about the attribution of sources of data (provenance) and assurance of data authenticity.
From the MITRE website:
The Medical Device Cybersecurity Regional Incident Preparedness and Response Playbookoutlines a framework for health delivery organizations (HDOs) and other stakeholders to plan for and respond to cybersecurity incidents around medical devices, ensure...