The Current State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Did you know that the healthcare industry is one of the most popular cyberattacked industries out there? It’s ahead of manufacturing, financial services and more. Therefore, healthcare facilities are looking for ways to improve tracking and reporting metrics in every department, which is especially important in clinical engineering and HTM departments.

According to HIMSS Analytics research, healthcare organizations are incrementally increasing governance, staffing and budgetary resources dedicated to cybersecurity. Nevertheless, there are some healthcare organizations who view cybersecurity as an IT issue and couldn’t be more wrong. After all, it’s really a problem for the entire business.

PartsSource recently had a leadership forum and training on medical device Medical Device Cybersecurity Trainingcybersecurity for clinical engineering and HTM leaders. The training demonstrated how to help secure medical devices against cyberattacks, while safeguarding protected health information stored on devices. Attendees from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center gave us their feedback.

“This is a great event! I’m excited to go back and educate my team,” said Jon Kocurek from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. “The material is very relatable.”

When healthcare facilities look at cybersecurity as an IT problem alone, they blind an organization to the larger risks that cyberattacks pose. It affects patient safety and patient care.

If you want to learn more about the skills to detect medical device cybersecurity risks and best practices for implementing an effective medical device cybersecurity strategy, attend our next, one-day training in Manhattan Beach, Calif. on April 19th, 2017.