Mitigating the Next Generation of Risk: Connected Devices
4:15pm - 5:15pmTuesday, February 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
With the significant increase in innovative, connected medical devices becoming part of patient care, Information Technology and Clinical Engineering are no longer mutually exclusive disciplines within the clinical setting; rather, they are out of necessity a fully integrated continuum in the integrated chain of patient care. Insuring the security and integrity of information and technology assets in the hospital data center is well understood; however, the practice of securing and protecting the ever-expanding range of connected medical devices that interact directly with the patient is not as well understood and is fraught with a range of additional and unique challenges. This session will describe the similarities and differences in securing information and technology and clinical assets and will outline a model to protect connected medical devices from malicious intent.