Wearables and IoT Security in Healthcare2 min read
Wearables and IoT devices are at the forefront of real-time healthcare monitoring.
These devices can now monitor heart rate, body temperature, and perform blood tests. Patients can even submit data on their weight, pulse, or oxygen levels to doctors in real time. This data will help clinicians predict heart disease risk and other illnesses, ultimately saving lives. It also helps patients manage their own health for better healthcare outcomes.
But there’s a security catch: a large portion of the data collected through mainstream devices (such as Fitbit) is not necessarily covered under healthcare legislation or regulations. And in the rush to launch the latest products to market, security concerns are often secondary in the minds of both device and app developers. For example, many wearables store data on the local device, without encryption or password protection, and often no user authentication is required to access that data.
Healthcare is in the process of unlocking amazing advances and technologies that will aid and speed positive patient health outcomes while building patient confidence. In doing so, healthcare organizations must also take full responsibility for a perfect storm of security risk: more openings for attacks, new and invasive forms of attack, and an increasing demand for patient data.
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Our experience in healthcare makes us the perfect fit for understanding security risks and applying appropriate measures in the industry. Our regulatory knowledge, secure systems development life cycle (SDLC), and security services are cost-effective and allow our clients to remain focused on what they do best: patient care.
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